Gangtok, July 10(IPR): Hon’ble Shri. Justice A. P. Subba was sworn in as the Chairperson, Lokayukta of Sikkim at a function held at New Raj Bhawan, Gangtok today.
Shri. Justice A. P. Subba was administered Oath/Affirmation of office as Chairperson, Lokayukta of Sikkim by the Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim, Shri. Ganga Prasad. The swearing-in ceremony was followed by offering of traditional khadas to the Chairperson, Lokayukta by the Hon’ble Chief Minister and all dignitaries present.
Earlier, Chief Secretary Shri S.C. Gupta read out the warrant of appointment.
It may be mentioned here that Shri. Justice A.P. Subba is the first Sikkimese Judge to be appointed as the Chairperson, Lokayukta of Sikkim. He is also the first Sikkimese to be appointed as the Judge of High Court of Sikkim. Prior to his appointment as the Chairperson, Lokayukta of Sikkim, he was holding the post of Chairman, Law Commission, Sikkim.
The Swearing-in-ceremony was attended by Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri. Prem Singh Tamang (Golay), Hon’ble Speaker Sikkim Legislative Assembly Shri. L.B. Das, Hon’ble Judge High Court of Sikkim Smt. Justice Meenakshi Madan Rai, Hon’ble Judge High Court of Sikkim Shri. Justice Bhaskar Raj Pradhan, Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, MPs, Zilla Adhyakshya East, Mayor GMC, Chief Secretary, Member State Human Rights Commission, DGP, Heads of various departments and host of other dignitaries.