SRINAGAR: The state government on Wednesday directed all concerned officer to provide status about the implementation of the Jammu and Kashmir Public Services Guarantee Act by April 25.
The Jammu and Kashmir Public Services Guarantee Act was passed by the State Legislature in 2011 and it provides for the delivery of public services to the people of the State within the specified time limit.
The J&K Public Services Guarantee Rules, 201 1 were notified (vide SRO-223 of 201 1 dated 21.07.2011), making its obligatory for the designated officers to provide public services notified under the rules within the specified time limit.
“It has been observed that the monthly progress reports (MPRs) on account of implementation of the (PSGA) 2011 are not being submitted to (GAD) regularly and within the stipulated time i.e, by or before 10th of following month. Consequently, the consolidation and analysis of such reports gets delayed which, in turn, adversely affects monitoring of the implementation of the Act at this level,” commissioner secretary to government, Gazzanfer Hussain, said in an order.
It is also observed, he said, that the MPRs, which are received by the GAD, are not compiled strictly as per the devised format circulated among all concerned.
“Implementation of PSGA also came up during recent review meeting taken by the Chief Minister on 5 April, who has desired to pass on strict instructions to all concerned for implementation of the Act in letter and spirit,” Hussain said.
He ordered that all the concerned are also enjoined upon to communicate the current status of State/District Level Nodal Officers for carrying out implementation of the Act and also ensure that the progress report w.e.f. April, 2015 onwards, consolidated at the district level (Department-wise), reaches GAD by or before 25th of April without fail.