Shimla: To curtail red-tapism and ensure accountability, the government today laid a Right To Service bill in the Vidhan Sabha on Wednesday. Main objective of the proposed law is to ensure time bound delivery of public services to the people.
Introducing the bill, chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said the prime motive of Himachal Pradesh Public Services Guarantee Bill 2011 was to bring about good governance, ensure transparency, accountability and responsiveness of the administration towards the people.
The proposed legislation has provisions for imposing a penalty of Rs 1000 to 5000, if the concerned authority and officers failed to deliver a service within a stipulated time frame.
The penalty would have to be borne by the officer in his personal capacity as he was liable for the delay.