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In this Book, the author discusses the various institutions of Ombudsman in Scandinavian Countries and other countries of the world. An attempt is made to pull together and study the comparative practices and an evaluation relating to the Ombudsman institution.
The main objective of such institutions, wherever they happen to be, either in the name of Ombudsman or Parliamentary Commissioner or in any other name, is the same as to protect the liberty of the subject from being raped by the maladministration.
After a close analysis of the Ombudsman systems in various countries, it revealed that the concept is easily adapted to constitutional requirements and differing needs of a country.
Further, the author has discussed the general powers and functions and common features in the system of ombudsman in different countries and also the Lokpal and Lokayukta system in India. The author has specially concentrated on the performance of Lokayukta in Andhra Pradesh and their issues and perspectives. As a conclusion, some suggestions are made for the improvement of the institutions.
This book will be very helpful for Academicians, Lawyers, Judicial Members, Public Officials and common people in their day to day life.