Around 110 services will soon come under the Right to Service Act as the Punjab Right to Service Commission has urged the government to notify an additional 41 services under the Act. In a meeting held here under the chairmanship of S C Agrawal,Chief Commissioner,the state RTS body has recommended to the government to notify citizen centric services under Section 3 of the Punjab Right to Service Act,2011. According to Agrawal,initially 67 services were notified,but while implementing the commissions recommendations,the government increased the number of services under the Act to 69.
Among the prominent services that have been recommended include attested copy of any document,change of ownership (other than death cases),demarcation of plot,possession certificate,no due certificate,copy of interim medico legal report,among others.
Agrawal further stated that the Commission after having detailed discussions with various departments of the Punjab government has made these recommendations which,if implemented,would go a long way in mitigating the problems of public at large. Apart from this,the commission has also recommended amendments in three of the notified services.
He added that as per data,while 15,07,319 citizens benefited from the Act,the state RTS body received only four revision petitions till date. The Commission,while exercising powers to take suo-moto action,has sent 12 cases to the second appellate authorities,even as 170 and 11 appeals have been filed before the various 1st and 2nd appellate authorities respectively.
Agarwal said the Commission has standardised the formats for filing RTS appeals and has made it available on the web at http://www.rtspunjab.com.