UT residents to also get Right to Service
CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh administration will implement the Right to Service (RTS) in the UT. Shivraj Patil, Punjab governor-cum-UT administrator, has given his consent, source told HT, and now the administration has to choose between the Punjab government legislation on the matter or adopt the one under process at the central level.
Once implemented, the RTS would enforce legal binding over departments of the administration to deliver services in a time-bound manner. Officials would face penalty if the deadlines are not met.
“The scope of implementation of the RTS was discussed in detail in a recent conference of senior officials of all the departments of the administration. And all department bosses reached a consensus in favour of such a legislation,” said an official.
A meeting of senior officials has been called on May 31 to discuss the matter in detail, sources told HT. IT’S A TOSS-UP
The administration has yet to decide whether to implement the law on the pattern of the Punjab government or to import provisions from the Right of Citizens For Time-Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of their Grievances Bill, 2011. While the government of Punjab had already enforced the Act in the state in October last year, the draft of the Grievances Bill was recently tabled in the Lok Sabha and is in the works.