Q. With reference to Lokpal and Lokayuktas, consider the following statements;
1.These institutions have constitutional status.
2.They perform the function of an “ombudsman” and inquire into allegations of corruption against certain public functionaries.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] .2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:

Statement 1 is incorrect: These institutions are statutory bodies without any constitutional status.

Statement 2 is correct: They perform the function of an “ombudsman” and inquire into allegations of corruption against certain public functionaries and for related matters.

Source: The Hindu