Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore on Tuesday administered the oath of allegiance to Justice (retired) Vinod Kumar Sharma as Punjab Lokpal and also administered oath of office to Lt General (retired) Ajae Kumar Sharma as the State Information Commissioner in the presence of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh at a brief but impressive ceremony held at Punjab Raj Bhavan.
Justice Vinod Kumar Sharma had served as the permanent Judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court from 2006 to 2010. After that, he remained Permanent Judge High Court of Judicature at Madras from 2010 to 2013. In 2013, he was designated as Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court of India.
Lt General Ajae Kumar Sharma had an illustrious military career spanning 38 years. He commanded an Infantry Brigade in the North East and had the distinction of Commanding Multi-National Brigade in DR Congo as the part of United Nation. Lt General Sharma pioneered the implementation of Right to Information Act in the Army when this Act was enacted in 2005. The family members, friends and well wishers of newly-appointed Lokpal and he State Information Commissioner were present in the swearing in ceremony.
Besides, MLA Rana Gurjit Singh, Principal Secretary to Governor JM Balamurugan, Chief Information Commissioner Suresh Arora, Principal Secretary to CM Tejveer Singh, besides other senior civil and police officers and the invitees from all over the State attended the ceremony.