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Judicial Ombudsman

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There was a request for the creation of a Judicial Ombudsman - an Ombudsman on the Swedish model to monitor administration of Justice including the working of Judicial officers, prosecutors, police, jailors without interfering with the independence of judiciary. It may reprimand Judges for misconduct or misbehavior. It is intended to eradicate maladministration in court proceedings.

Being an organ of the Government, the judiciary is no less answerable than the Legislature and the Executive.

Its recommendations are advisory in nature and hence do not reduce the importance or independence of the judiciary system nor in their functioning.

The Judicial Ombudsman is a theoretical concept and is yet to be implemented.

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