South Africa govt takes ombudsman to court over Zuma report

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

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.

Many shades of the Ombudsman aka Lokpal

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

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 to check corruption in local bodies in Bihar: Modi

The state government will soon set up an independent
local bodies ombudsman in this financial year to act
expeditiously into corruption cases in the local bodies.

UNSC creates Ombudsman to examine terror sanctions de-listing

The UNSC has authorised the creation of an office of Ombudsman, to help deal with the question of delisting of persons and entities figuring in the council`s al Qaeda and Taliban sanctions list.

Govt no to ombudsman for telecom sector

Government on Thursday ruled out setting
up an ombudsman to redress complaints of poor mobile telephony
services like call drops saying state-run BSNL/MTNL
were taking effective steps to upgrade technology.

Appoint ombudsman in each dist for NREGA: Centre to states

The Centre has issued
instructions to the states for the appointment of ombudsmen in
each district to consider complaints relating to the
implementation of NREGA and take legal action in them.

Russian Prez appoints ombudsman for children`s rights

President Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree instituting the position of Russia`s ombudsman for the rights of children.

Income tax Ombudsman will instil confidence in taxpayers

Till now the common tax payer was helpless against tax authorities, without any recourse against the discretionary powers of the tax authorities to search, raid and maintain the minimum level of decorum while doing so.