Ombudsman and Tribunal for Local Self Government Institution

Ombudsman


The Institution started functioning in the year 2000 as a 7 member body with a Rtd. Judge of the High Court as its Chairman. The successor government amended the constitution and made it a single member body through an amendment of the Panchayath Raj Act in the year 2001.This is a high power institution which has been given vast powers to check the malpractices in local governments in the discharge of developmental functions. This is a high powered quasi judicial body functioning at the state level with its Head Quarters in the State Capital. Possibly no other State in India has such an institution to oversee the functioning of Local Self Government Institutions. Under the present law, only a former judge of High Court can be appointed as Ombudsman. He can conduct investigations and enquiries into instances of mal administration, corruption, favouritism, nepotism, lack of integrity, excessive action, inaction, abuse of position etc.

Website : www.ombudsmanlsgiker.gov.in

Address:

Ombudsman For LSGI Kerala
Saphalyam Complex, 4th Floor
Trida Building, University P.O.
Thiruvananthapuram - 695034
Phone: 0471 2333542
email: ombudsmanlsgi@gmail.com

Tribunal for Local Self Government Institution

The duty of the Tribunal for Local Self Government Institutions is to consider and settle appeals and revision against the decisions of the Local Self Government Institutions. The Tribunal is an official with same designation of District Judge. The Tribunal is also empowered to comment on directives from Government about the legitimacy of decisions made by the Local Self Government Institutions. The appeals should be submitted in Form-c , within 30 days from the date of decision. If the appeals submitted to the Local Institution are not considered within 60 days, petitions can be submitted before the Tribunal within 90 days. The petitions with certified documents can be submitted either directly or through registered post. The fees is Rs.50. The headquarters of the Tribunal is at Thiruvananthapuram.

Tribunal for Local Self Government Institutions

Secretary 
Tribunal for Local Self Government Institutions
Sreemoolam Buildings
Court complex
Vanchiyoor
Thriuvananthapuram- 35

Tel. No: 0471- 2478394