Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Asian Ombudsman Association

The Board of Directors also met on 21st May  and discussed the twelve point Agenda. Mr. Imtiaz Ahmad Sahibzada, President AOA, chaired the meeting of the Board. The Board unanimously approved the minutes of the last meeting of the Board of Directors held in Tokyo, Japan on 19th June 2001, and also deliberated upon the Agenda items and decided as follows:

Approval of the draft Code of Conduct of Business of the AOA and recommended to General Assembly for its ratification.
Accorded approval to the revised Bye-Laws for consideration and ratification by the General Assembly of the Association.
Unanimously recommended to the General Assembly for extending the tenure of the present Board of Directors for a period of another two years term.
Approved and recommend that the requests for the membership of the AOA by the Federal Tax Ombudsman, Islamabad, Pakistan, Provincial Mohtasib (Ombudsman), Punjab, Pakistan and the Lokayukta, Madhya Pradesh, India, be placed before the General Assembly for consideration and ratification.
Approved and recommended that the proposal for the appointment of the Ombudsman of Korea as Auditor of the AOA be placed before the General Assembly for consideration and ratification.
The Board unanimously recommended to the General Assembly to hold the General Assembly meeting biennially.
The Republic of Korea offered to host the General Meeting in 2004, which was accepted.
The next Board of Directors’ meeting will be held in Macau in 2003.
The Board considered and accorded approval to the financial statements.
The meeting concluded with a note of thanks by the President to the Board of Directors and also for the People’s Republic of China for the excellent arrangements and hospitality extended to the participants.

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