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Haryana to bring right to service ordinance

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The right to service (RTS) act ensuring time-bound delivery of public services to people as a matter of right would soon be available in Haryana, as the state government on Tuesday decided in principle to promulgate the Haryana Right to Service Ordinance, 2013.

The state government has resorted to ordinance as the state legislature is not in session.

A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of the state cabinet chaired by chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

The committee of secretaries on administrative issues and governance in Haryana has suggested that the state should frame its own methodology to provide services to the citizens and readdress grievances, if any.

The state government will set up a commission, whose recommendations from time to time, will notify the services and the time limit up to which this ordinance shall apply.

The state government spokesperson informed that the state shall constitute a commission to be called the Haryana Right to Service Commission for the purpose of this ordinance.

It shall be a statutory body, known by the aforesaid name having perpetual succession and a common seal with power, subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, to acquire, hold and dispose of property, both movable and immovable and to contract and shall, by the said name, sue or be sued.

The head office of the commission shall be at Chandigarh or Panchkula, as the state government may notify. The commission shall consist of a chief commissioner and up to four commissioners and their appointment shall be made by the governor on the recommendation of a committee consisting of the chief minister, who shall be the chairperson of the committee, leader of the opposition and one Cabinet ministers, to be nominated by the chief minister.

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