97% of Federal Ombudsman’s Recommendations Were Implemented in 2019

Federal Ombudsman, Syed Tahir Shahbaz is satisfied with the implementation ratio of findings passed by him against the federal government agencies in 2019.

The Implementation Wing gave a detailed briefing to the Federal Ombudsman on the implementation status of findings against maladministration by different federal government agencies.

He was informed that the overall percentage of implementation of findings in 2019 was 97%. He was also informed that during the last three months, out of 9775 decisions, 7138 have been fully implemented, whereas 2637 decisions are at different stages of implementation.

The performance of all Regional Offices in the context of the implementation of findings was also reviewed individually. It was observed that Regional office Lahore implemented 2333 cases out of a total of 2961 while Regional Office Karachi implemented 1035 cases out of 1319. Similarly, Regional Office Dera Ismail Khan implemented 807 out of 1102 cases. The implementation ratio of the remaining Regional Offices was also found to be satisfactory.

He was informed that some of the cases could not be implemented for either being sub-judice in court of law or due to non-availability of funds for which requests for a supplementary grant have been made by the concerned agencies to the Finance Division.

In the context of the unimplemented cases pertaining to the CDA as well as Federal Government Employees Housing Authority, the Federal Ombudsman has ordered that a meeting should be convened with said agencies shortly to identify the impediments in the implementation process and to work out modalities for removing those impediments.

The Federal Ombudsman said that being the poor man’s court the Wafaqi Mohtasib Secretariat should ensure expeditious relief to the people. He was satisfied with the process of implementation of his recommendations/decisions.