Right to Service bill to be presented in Bihar houses

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday announced that the Right to Service bill would be introduced in two houses in Bihar during the coming budget session beginning from February 22.

Updated: Feb 19, 2011, 21:44 PM IST

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday
announced that the Right to Service bill would be introduced
in two houses in Bihar during the coming budget session
beginning from February 22.
Kumar gave a direction to the effect after holding a
high-level meeting with the officials of General
Administration Department (GAD) this afternoon and gave a
direction to this effect.

Later, GAD prinicpal secretary Dipak Kumar said the
draft of the bill was almost ready. "It (the bill) is a part
of the ongoing exercise to ensure good governance and weed out
corruption in making available public-oriented services."

Chief Minister also held a high-level meeting with
top officials of the state agriculture and food departments
wherein it was decided to strengthen the system of
procurement and storage of foodgrains for food security
schemes.
Emerging from it, Kumar said his government was firm in
its resolve to ensure implementation of the provisions of
food security in the state.

A committee would be set up under the chairmanship of
Chief Secretary Anup Mukherjee for the purpose, he said.

The meeting also discussed views expressed by National
Advisory Council on the proposed Food Security Bill to be
brought by the Centre. Kumar directed the authorities
concerned to undertake at thorough review and send appropriate
comments to the centre.

In another meeting with state flood control board and
state Water Resources department officials, Kumar directed
authorities to constantly review progress of schemes relating
to linking of rivers in the state.

PTI