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The Ombudsman Act, 1980

( ACT NO. XV Of 1980 )

Functions of Ombudsman
6. (1) The Ombudsman may investigate any action taken by a Ministry, a statutory public authority, or a public officer in any case where-
 
 
 
 
(a) a complaint in respect of such action is made to him by a person-
 
 
 
 
(i) who claims to have sustained injustice in consequence of such action; or
 
 
 
 
(ii) who affirms that such action has resulted in favour being unduly shown to any person or in accrual of undue personal benefit or gain to any person; or
 
 
 
 
(b) information has been received by him from any person or source, otherwise than on a complaint, that such action is of the nature mentioned in clause (a).
 
 
(2) Nothing in this section shall authorise the Ombudsman to investigate any civil or criminal proceedings before any Court, or the function performed by, or the conduct of, a person acting as a member of a Court.

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