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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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Ombudsman announced the start of its formal probe a day after President Rodrigo Duterte fired former BuCor Director General Nicanor Faeldon for approving the release of heinous crimes convicts.
Mr Makgonatsotlhe said owing to this, he would, as guided by Section 3 (4) of the Ombudsman Act, not initiate an investigation on the matters raised.
He said this while briefing media along with other officials of the Ombudsman Office at his provincial secretariat here.
Clause 5 of the bill replaces s28A of the Ombudsman Act 1975.
The institution of Ombudsman could not prove to be more effective than regular existing parallel channels of grievance redressal.
Al Mawada reaffirmed the Ombudsman Office's keenness to avail from the relevant international expertise pertaining to legal and functional jurisdictions to continue the international cooperation programmes initiated by the Ombudsman from the outset since it was established and until the present day.
On behalf of the federal government, Deputy Attorney General Nasar Ahmad submitted before the bench that the federal ombudsman had jurisdiction to entertain all complaints having a federal character including complaints of trans-provincial organizations.
Asked who would be best suited to carry out the duties of an ombudsman, he said it can be anyone.
Bryant has worked in the Ombudsman's Office as a senior insurance market examiner for the past six years.
Then Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales said she had authorized Carandang to 'handle the cases involving' the family.
It was decided that a 24/7 telephone help line for women will be set up in Ombudsman Office and a women complaint cell/Desk will be establish at Ombudsman Secretariat.
He was talking to Federal Ombudsman Syed Tahir Shahbaz who called on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.