Right To Service to cut red tapism in Himachal

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.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

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  1. says: PradeepR

    I foresee a handsome collection in state exchequer through fines. Good news for aam aadami, whose every hard earned penny has been filched by these ruthless babus. Keep it up Dhumal! You are already implementing which Anna Hazare is Delhi dying to get implemented. Next should be a website for listing the proven (emphasis provided) corrupt and confiscation of their property.

  2. says: S K DOGRA

    WOULD LIKE IF THIS ACT SEES LIGHT OF THE DAY SOON. IF IT REALLY HAPPENS, I FEAR THE PATWAREES, TEHSILDARS, COURT STAFFERS, BDOs, HPPWD EMPLOYEES, HPSEB STAFFERS INSTITUTIONALS HEADS AND ALL OTHER CORRUPT GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES SHALL BE IN DOCKS FOR THEIR INSENSITIVE AND CORRUPT PRACTICES.

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