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Govt to act firmly on erring officials under JKPSG act

Post by Sameer Showkin Lone on Saturday, December 3, 2022

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Srinagar:Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has made clear cut directions that the officials who fail to ensure the services under J&K Public Services Guarantee Act (JKPSGA) within the set timelines will be held responsible and acted upon accordingly.
The officials who will fail to stick to the timelines will face the action as per the law, a senior official privy to the development told Rising Kashmir.
Official sources said the government is in the process of establishing a mechanism which will be completed in the coming three months. The mechanism will monitor if the services are provided within the timeframe. Over a hundred services have been brought under the act over the months. 
"The move is aimed to cut through the red-tape and enable people to smooth and hassle free service delivery, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir,” P K Pole said.
The LG Manoj Sinha also asserted the same in his recent speech in Jammu where he talked about the robust mechanism for speedy delivery of the services.
It is worth mentioning here that the Government in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has last month brought 43 more services under the purview of the Jammu and Kashmir Public Services Guarantee Act (PSGA), along with their timelines, designated officers and appellate authorities. 18 services had been added to the list in July 2021, 6 more services were notified under PSGA in January 2022. With these inclusions, as many as 67 government services have been made time-bound in J&K in the last one and a half year.
The key departments include Jal Shakti Department, Health and Medical Education Department, Information Technology Department, Labour and Employment Department, Industries and Commerce Department, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, Revenue Department, Forest, Ecology and Environment Department.

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