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ombudsman

a person appointed by Parliament to investigate citizens' complaints. The name derives from the first example appointed in Sweden in 1809. There are now many in the UK, both in the public and private sector, and as a result of devolution, e.g. the Welsh Administrative Ombudsman (Ombudsman Gweinyddiaeth Cymru).
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This Lok Pal (meaning Ombudsman) bill has been pending for 40 years and no government, including both Congress and the BJP-led ones, seriously tried to pass it.
Take the case of the Lok Pal. The law is in place and all that the government has to do is to implement it in right earnest.
In a tweet, Siddaramaiah asked the Prime Minister to initiate his "fight against corruption" by appointing Lok Pal and investigating the mysterious death of CBI Judge Justice BS Loya.
"We have appointed three members in Lok Pal - Dilip Kumar, Rakesh Sinha and Dr S.P.
Delhi in hand and the Lok Pal Bill under its belt, P has readied its blueprint to take on established political parties in most states.
A day after the Union cabinet approved the Lok Pal Bill leaving CBI out of its purview, Hazare said the ombudsman would not be strong and effective if the premier investigation agency was not kept under it.
He has shaken India over the introduction of the Lok Pal bill to bring all government servants - from the prime minister to lowly ones - under its purview.
The BJP was with Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev when they demanded the setting up of a Lok Pal to end corruption.
"[The] Lok Pal act was the biggest step against corruption," he said.
The release further indicated that 50 percent of the members of the Lok Pal shall be from amongst Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribe, Other Backward Classes, Minorities and Women categories.