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Punjab cabinet nod to new transparency law

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

To ensure efficiency in delivery of citizen services, the cabinet on Tuesday approved the draft Transparency and in Delivery of Bill, 2018, while also deciding to set up a sub-committee on reforms.

The new legislation will repeal the Right to Service Act of 2011, an official told IANS.

The decision, taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Amarinder Singh, is intended to bring transparency and to ensure electronic delivery of services to the citizens in a time-bound manner.

The key features of the legislation, prepared by the Department of Reforms and Public Grievances, to overcome the shortcomings and weaknesses in the existing act include backend computerisation of all within three to five years, of service requests as a mandatory provision and electronic delivery of services in a time-bound manner.

The Cabinet also gave ex-post facto approval to the constitution of the Reforms and to bring transparency, and efficiency in all government departments.

The commission has also been entrusted with the task of making recommendations to government departments to undertake structural reforms in various areas of

About constituting the sub-committee on reforms, the said it has been mandated to take a final decision on the recommendations of the Reforms and

The committee, in its discretion, may also remit any matter to the council of ministers for wider consultation and a final decision.




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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 19:30 IST