Ombudsman In India
An ombudsman is a government-appointed official who looks into individual complaints about firms, financial institutions, companies, and organizations, particularly government departments or other public agencies, and makes suggestions or seeks to mediate a resolution.
Ombudsman In India:
- The Lokpal and Lokayuktas were founded in India due to the successful ombudsman systems in other nations.
- The Indian Ombudsman is Lokpal, while the State Ombudsman is Lokayuktas.
- At the All India Lawyers' Conference in 1962, M.C. Setalvad proposed the concept of establishing an Ombudsman.
- In 1968, the Government received a proposal from the Administrative Reforms Committee.
- The bill was reintroduced in 1971, but it was unsuccessful this time.
Who has given the idea of establishing an ombudsman in India?
At the All India Lawyers' Conference in 1962, M.C. Setalvad gave the idea of establishing an Ombudsman in India. Usually, the Ombudsman answers to a judge, attorney, or senior official, investigates consumer complaints about the administration, and seeks resolutions.