Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the Right To Service Act would be implemented throughout the state from August 15, empowering the citizens to get 67 citizen services as a matter of right.
The Deputy Chief Minister said an Ordinance in this regard had already been promulgated by Punjab Governor Shiv Raj Patil and the state government had decided to notify this act from Independence Day this year.
Mr Badal, who presided over the meeting of all Deputy Commissioners of the state, sought their cooperation to make this path breaking and historic act, a great success. Local Bodies Minister Tikshan Sud was also present in the meeting.
Mr Badal said he had called this meeting of Deputy Commissioners to sensitise them about the provisions of the act and to ensure that they updated their systems in their respective districts to implement this act without any teething troubles.
He asked the DCs to set up a special cell at every Suwidha Kendra on Sub Tehsil level to receive complaints regarding not providing scheduled services within stipulated time.
He asked Chief Secretary S C Aggarwal to sanction separate budget for every district and provide requisite hardware support
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