Y Bhaskar Rao, the former Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, sworn in as the Lokayukta on 14 February 2013. The post of Lokayukta was lying vacant since September 2011.
Y Bhaskar Rao will succeed Justice (Retd) Shivaraj Patil who resigned as the Lokayukta in September 2011 after allegations about illegal possession of government site. Y Bhaskar Rao served as the member of National Human Rights Commission. Rao, 75 years old was sworn-in by the Governor HR Bhardwaj at Raj Bhavan.