Meghalaya Cabinet meeting held on Friday Credit: Twitter

Shillong: The Meghalaya Cabinet on Friday discussed the Rights to Public Service Bill 2020 and the recommendations of the standing committee on the inter-state council secretariat.

The Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma said that the Rights to Public Service Bill 2020 will be put up in the upcoming Assembly for voting to become an act.

Sangma said that this Act would ensure that a specific timeline and timeframe is given for any service that the government provides to the people.

He said, “ For example when you go and apply for a caste certificate this Act will ensure that it will be given in a specific time period say 5 days or 7 days.”

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Sangma informed that with this Act in place, the officials incharge of providing services and certificates to citizens will be liable and punished if they dont deliver within a specific time period.

This will ensure improvement in the delivery of government services for citizens.

The recommendations of the standing committee on the inter-state council secretariat was also taken up by the cabinet.

“These are recommendation of the Punchhi Committee setup in 2007. After they had given suggestions on certain amendments in the Constitution the report was submitted to the standing committee. The committee scrutinized and gave their opinion on all the recommendations that are there,” informed Sangma.

The State government has given its opinion and it will forwarded to the Central Government.



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