Kerala Right to Service Bill in House

Joining the states which have enacted a legislation to ensure timely delivery of government services,the Congress government in Kerala

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: July 24, 2012 3:28:57 am

Joining the states which have enacted a legislation to ensure timely delivery of government services,the Congress government in Kerala on Monday introduced the Kerala State Right to Service Bill in the state Assembly.

The Bill,presented by CM Oommen Chandy,was referred to the subject committee. It is set to be passed by the Assembly on Wednesday. Presenting the Bill,Chandy said timely government service was the right of the public.

According to the Bill,people will have the right to get specified government services with a given time-frame. Failure to provide the services will invite a penalty of Rs 500-5,000 from the designated officer. The Bill also envisages a two-tier appellate system on rejection of an application.

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