Who has given the idea of establishing an ombudsman in India?

M.C. Setalvad suggested the idea of establishing an Ombudsman at the All India Lawyers’ Conference in 1962. Generally the Ombudsman is to a Judge or Lawyer or a high officer. He investigates the complaints from clients against the administrators and tries to find out the remedies. An Ombudsman, or his equivalent, has become a standard part of the machinery of any modern government. In India, the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013 seeks to provide for the establishment of Lokpal for the Union and Lokayukta for States to inquire into allegations of corruption against certain public functionaries and for related matters.

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