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South Africa govt takes ombudsman to court over Zuma report

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 23:24

South Africa`s government said Thursday it would take the country`s ombudsman to court over her damning report into taxpayer funded refurbishments at President Jacob Zuma`s private home.

Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council passes panchayat ombudsman bill

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 21:35

Decks were cleared for the setting up of a Panchayat Ombudsman to probe graft and maladministration cases as a bill in that regard was passed by the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council.

HC asks Centre to respond to PIL against Mumbai Tax Ombudsman

Last Updated: Monday, April 08, 2013, 20:28

Delhi High Court asked Centre and Revenue Department to file responses to plea seeking removal of HK Sharan as Indirect Tax Ombudsman Mumbai for "fraudulently" securing LL.B degree and other charges.

Many shades of the Ombudsman aka Lokpal

Last Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013, 14:50

India is debating the finer points of the Lokpal Bill which will appoint an ombudsman to fight corruption and defend people’s rights.

BJP slams govt for not accepting two Parliamentary panel recommendations

Last Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013, 19:25

BJP on Friday slammed the government for not accepting two recommendations of a Parliamentary Committee, saying this would deny clear autonomy to Lokpal and render it weak.

Ombudsman can help in speedy redressal of indirect tax issues

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 15:29

Complaints related with refunds and rebates of indirect taxes can be resolved within six weeks times.

Govt agrees to delink state Lokayukta from central legislation

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 23:26

Govt has agreed to delink state Lokayukta from the central legislation and to the appointment of the Director of Prosecution by the CVC.

'Insurance policy mis-selling among top complaints'

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 09, 2012, 19:57

Mis-selling of insurance policies and delay in claim settlements top the list of 2,341 complaints lodged by aggrieved customers with the Chandigarh Insurance Ombudsman.

‘Foreign client complaints rise at Swiss banks’

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 03, 2012, 21:31

Swiss banks recorded an increase in the number of complaints from their foreign customers in 2011, although the number of their total customer complaints declined, Switzerland's banking ombudsman said Tuesday.

Commoners can`t seek removal of Lokpal as govt drops clause

Last Updated: Monday, May 21, 2012, 21:42

Government has removed a clause in the Lokpal Bill which allowed any citizen to move for the removal of the anti-corruption ombudsman.

Lokayukta Bill introduced in HP Assembly

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 04, 2012, 19:58

Himachal Pradesh Lokayukta Bill, 2012, which had come in for a sharp attack from Team Anna, was introduced in the Assembly.

Verghese Jacob appointed as Ombudsman for SKS Microfinance

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 01, 2012, 14:30

SKS Microfinance Wednesday said it has appointed Verghese Jacob as its Ombudsman with immediate effect and also created toll-free helpline in eight Indian languages.