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
Ombudsman For LSGI Kerala
Saphalyam Complex, 4th Floor
Trida Building, University P.O.
Thiruvananthapuram - 695034