Arunachal Pradesh State Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu which held its meeting today came out with landmark decisions.
One of the major decision made by the cabinet was framing of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Rules 2017. The Arunachal Pradesh Right to Public Services Act 2016 which guarantees timely and transparent delivery of services to the citizens on a time bound manner by the public offices was passed earlier. The designated officer shall provide service within the prescribed time limit fixed in the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Rules 2017. If the public officer fails to deliver the services in the prescribed time frame, he/she shall be liable to be levied penalty for the delay in delivery of services. Two layers of appellate authorities – first and second appellate authorities have been prescribed in the schedule of this rules to ensure sanction of the penal provisions.
The schedule list of public services includes new connection of electricity, new water connection, issuance of ration card, renewal of Ration Card, birth certificates, death certificates, PRC, Income Certificate, ST certificate, NOC on land encroachment, renewal of trade licence, land possession certificate, Issuance of ILP, society registration, trade licence, Issuance learners certificate, driving licence, renewal of driving licence, transfer of ownership of vehicle, issuance of registration certificate of vehicle, old age pension and police verification.
Under the rule, it has also been made mandatory to display information on notice board by each service delivery public offices about the relevant informations regarding services available, application forms, necessary documents required to be enclosed with application, check list for documents, manner of compensatory costs etc.
This historic decision will ensure that the services from the public offices will be guaranteed to the citizens efficiently and timely.
The cabinet further decided to enhance the ration money to Rs 1000 per month for the Fire & Emergency Services and Prison department employees.
More than 30 agenda items were covered in today’s cabinet meeting.