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OMBUDSMAN FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN KERALA STATE

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Who is an Ombudsman?
Ombudsman is a high powered judicial body independence from executive, functioning at the state level with its head quarters in the state capital, appointed with the intention of accountability, transparency and deepening democracy etc.. Ombudsman has the right to enquire about the mal administration, corruption, irregularities, favoritism in public institutions, system failures, who have the full right to access  information’s, power to examine any document, summon witness etc. For independent working, Ombudsman cannot be removed once appointed except for misconduct.

Who can become Ombudsman?
Former Judge of High Court, as per the law can be appointed as Ombudsman with quasi judicial powers. The Ombudsman in Kerala has been modeled more or less in the pattern of Local Ombudsman of the United Kingdom but is endowed with powers of punishment, as well.   He can even register cases suo moto of any mismanagement, corruption favoritism, misuse of position etc.. Officials and elected representatives of all local bodies Corporations, Municipalities and panchayaths, offices and Government employees are under the power of Ombudsman. His sittings can be anywhere in the State and at his discretion. He is not fully bound by the rigid provisions of the Indian Evidence Act and the Procedure Codes. Advocates can appear in the cases before the Ombudsman only if specifically permitted to do so for stated reasons. This provision makes the functioning of the Institution very flexible and enables conduct of cases fast and inexpensive. At present sittings of Ombudsman are held at Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, and Kozhikode .Occasionally sittings are also held at other places like Kannoor, Palakkad, etc. A former judge of a High Court, as per the law, is appointed as Ombudsman.

POWERS AND RIGHTS OF AN OMNUDSMAN & MEANING OF OMBUDSMAN
 

What are the Powers and rights of an Ombudsman?
The Ombudsman can conduct investigation and enquiries into instances of mal administration, Corruption, favoritism, nepotism, lack of integrity, excessive action, inaction, abuse of position etc. on the part of officials and elected functionaries. Ombudsman can even register cases suo-moto if instances of above sort of ill-deeds come to his notice. He is not fully bound by the rigid provisions of the Indian Evidence Act or the Procedure Codes of the Courts while dealing with the complaints.

How the terms Ombudsman derive?
Ombudsman is originally from Sweden, it was widely adopted by other countries over the past five decades. Ombudsman is a Swedish word means citizen’s defender. ‘Ombud’ means agent / Commissioner. In 1809 Sweden appointed an agent of justice in the affairs between the Government and citizens was the origin of Ombudsman. In India it was introduce by Administrative Reform Commission of 1966  which recommended the setting up of an Ombudsman both at the Center (Lokpal) and the State (Lokayukta) with varying degrees of powers.

 

 
OMBUDSMAN IN KERALA STATE
 

Ombudsman in Kerala State

In 2001, Kerala became the first, and only State in India, to set up an Ombudsman office for local governments. Like others around the world, the Kerala Ombudsman is tasked with resolving citizen’s complaints against government employees and offices. Unlike a typical court process, the Kerala Ombudsman follows an informal process, does not require legal representation, and attempts to ensure the execution before closing a case file.1 The Kerala Ombudsman considers only complaints against local self government institutions (LSGIs) and therefore tends to focus on service delivery and the interaction between local government and citizens.

 

 

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