Cabinet approves MRPS bill 2020, ensures any delay in providing public service becomes a punishable offense.

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Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma. Pic courtesy Facebook

Doing away with the lethargic approach of the Government servants popularly known as ‘Babu culture’ specially while concerning public service, the state cabinet today approved Meghalaya Right to Public Service bill 2020.

This bill once becomes an act that will ensure if public service is not delivered on time will become a punishable offense for the concerned Government servant.

Talking to reporters after the cabinet meeting, chief minister Conrad Sangma said, “The bill aims to ensure the specific timeline and time frame is given any kind of services that the State Government provides to the people.”

“Eg when you go and apply for cast certificate this will ensure it is given to the people within a specific period say five days or seven days,” Sangma said.

The Bill will be placed in the upcoming Autumn Session of the Assembly.

Talking about the jurisdiction of it, the CM said, “All other services like driving license, or any other kind of registration will be done as part of this, so now with this act in place, the officials who are in the position to give these particular services and the certificates and necessary other services they will be liable now and punishable if the particular service is not given within a specific period.”

This bill when becomes an act will ensure the overall delivery of services improves at the grassroots level for the people in general.

The second agenda in the cabinet meeting was on the recommendation of the standing committee on the interstate council secretariat.

“𝐑𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫-𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐥 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐭, 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐀𝐟𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐑𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐢 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧- State Government has given its views and comments and the same will be forwarded to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Inter-State Council Secretariat,” Conrad Sangma said.