Naresh Kumar Gupta was on 17 October 2017 appointed as the Lokayukta (Ombudsman) of Madhya Pradesh. Gupta is a retired judge of Madhya Pradesh High Court.
The post of Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta had been lying vacant since June 2016 after the retirement of PP Naolekar, former Justice of Supreme Court. Since then, UC Maheshwari, former judge of MP High Court, was looking after the work of Lokayukta.
Justice Gupta earlier served the Madhya Pradesh state government as a legal advisor. He was appointed as high court judge in 2010 and retired on 30 June 2017.
As per Lokayukta Act, the appointment of Lokayukta is done with the consent of leader of opposition and chief justice of high court.
When: 17 October 2017