SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC) has approved inclusion of 88 new services under the Jammu & Kashmir Public Services Guarantee Act (J&K PSGA).
Of the services brought under the ambit of J&K PSGA, three are in Tourism Department, 13 in Industries & Commerce Department, 12 in Handicrafts Department , four in Geology & Mining Department, 27 in Labour & Employment Department, two in Forest, one in State Pollution Control Board, two in Fire & Emergency Services, 01 in PW(R&B) Department, 04 in Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department, 01 in Finance Department, 04 in Agriculture Production Department, 01 in Revenue Department, 03 in J&K Employees Provident Fund Organization and 10 in Housing & Urban Development Department.
After enactment of the PSGA, 95 services had been notified as public services till date. With the inclusion of these new 88 services, the number of public services brought under the ambit of PSGA has reached 183.
The decision is a step forward in providing timely and hassle-free delivery of services to the citizens across various departments/agencies within a stipulated time frame. Most of the services are to be provided online which shall expedite the delivery of these services.