Rising Kashmir NewsJAMMU:
Government on Friday said that it is mulling to bring additional services under Public Services Guarantee Act (PSGA).
According to an official spokesman, this was said during a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary, B B Vyas,to review the implementation of the Public Services Guarantee Act (PSGA) in the state and to discuss the proposals of various departments for bringing more services under its purview.
Principal Secretary, Home, Commissioner/Secretary GAD, Secretary Law Justice & Parliamentary Affairs, Secretary Horticulture and other senior officers attended the meeting, the official said.
Chief Secretary urged the concerned Administrative Secretaries to expedite the process of bringing additional services across various departments under the purview of the PSGA and ensure its effective implementation for the benefit of the people, said the official.
He said that the proposals discussed related to the inclusion of additional services in the departments of Home, Revenue & Horticulture. GAD was asked to process these proposals immediately.
The Jammu and Kashmir Public Services Guarantee Act which came into effect from August 10, 2011, provides for the delivery of public services by the designated officers to the eligible persons of the State within the specified time limit. This enactment was necessitated by the objective of good governance.
The State Government notified the Rules vide SRO 223 of 2011 and again by virtue of another SRO of 2011 the State Government notified the services to be delivered to the eligible persons under the Act, time limit for providing the notified services, particulars of the designated officers, first appellate authorities and second appellate authorities.
The Act provides for punitive measures against the defaulters.