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Who is an Ombudsman? - Legal Reasoning

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MCQ

Who is an Ombudsman?

Options

  • A judicial officer designated to receive complaints against the violation of the rights of citizens.

  • An official who is charged with representing the interests of the public by investigating and addressing complaints of maladministration or a violation of rights.

  • An elected representative of the people to investigate and address the complaints of maladministration or a violation of rights.

  • A specially designated police officer assigned with the power to investigate and address the complaints of maladministration or a violation of rights.

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Solution

An official who is charged with representing the interests of the public by investigating and addressing complaints of maladministration or a violation of rights.

Explanation:

Ombudsman is a person who investigates complaints made about his or her employer. A person who works for the government and who investigates citizen complaints made about the government is an example of an ombudsman. Hence option 'An official who is charged with representing the interests of the public by investigating and addressing complaints of maladministration or a violation of rights'. is the most appropriate statement.

Concept: Law of Torts (Entrance Exams)
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