271 G. Term of office and conditions of Service of Ombudsman

  1. 213[There shall be an authority for Local Self Government Institutions, at State Level known as ‘Ombudsman’ for making investigations and enquiries, in respect of charges on any action involving corruption or maladministration or irregularities in the discharge of administrative functions, in accordance with the provisions of this Act by Local Self Government Institutions and Public Servants working under them and for the disposal of such complaint in accordance with Section 271 Q.
  2. The Governor shall, on the advice of the Chief Minister, appoint a person who has held the post of a Judge of the High Court as Ombudsman.
  3. A person appointed to be the Ombudsman shall, before he enter upon his office, make and subscribe before the Governor or some person appointed in that behalf by him, an oath or affirmation according to the form set out below: -
    “I,A.B. having been appointed as the Ombudsman for Local Self Government Institutions under the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994, do swear in the name of God/Solemnly affirm that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India and I will duly and faithfully and to the best of my ability, knowledge and judgement perform the duties of my office without fear or favour, affection or ill-will”.
  4. A person appointed as Ombudsman shall hold office for a term of three years from the date on which he enters upon his office:
    Provided that, -
    1. the Ombudsman may, by writing under this hand addressed to the Governor, resign his office; and
    2. the person appointed as Ombudsman may be removed from his office in the manner provided in Section 271 H.
  5. The person appointed as Ombudsman shall be entitled for salary and allowances as are admissible to a Judge of the High Court of Kerala. (6) On expiry of his term of office as Ombudsman, he shall not be eligible for reappointment as Ombudsman or for further appointment to any office of profit under the Government of Kerala or in any corporation, company, society or university by or under the control of the Government of Kerala.]

213Substituted by Act 12 of 2001.