Raj: First state to implement Right to Hearing Act
Jaipur: Rajasthan on Wednesday became the first state in the country to implement the `Right To Hearing Act`, which ensures time-bound hearing and disposal of complaints related to governance.
"Rajasthan is the first state in the country to introduce such an Act and we would like to ensure that everybody knows about the details of the Act," Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said at a news conference in his office here.
"The government is working on a theme to provide sensitive, transparent and responsible governance and the `Right to Hearing act` is another step in this direction," he said.
Gehlot said that under the Act, right of hearing will be provided to people on complaint filed related to governance within stipulated time limits.
"Provision of penalty from Rs 500 to 5,000 has been made in the Act," he said.
The chief minister said the new Act will strengthen prospects of the `Rajasthan Guaranteed Delivery of Public Services Act-2011` which was introduced in November last year to ensure time-bound delivery of public services.
The Guaranteed Delivery of Public Services Act at present is covering 153 services of 18 departments and 56,33,400 cases out of total 57,06,785 have been disposed off so far, he said.
Gehlot also called upon social activists and NGOs to spread awareness about the issue so that maximum people can take advantage of the Act.
He expressed hope that the new Act would help in reducing number of public grievances at levels of the chief minister and ministers.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Trump-Sharif conversation: Team Donald denies Pakistan's claims
- Rahul Gandhi's and Congress' Twitter accounts hacked: Who's behind it?
- Rahul Gandhi's Twitter handle hacked again
- Hizbul commander Musa issues threats of attacks in new video
- Panel discussion over Mamata Banerjee's false allegations on Indian Army for political gains
- Gujarat businessman declares highest ever black money amount – Rs 13,000 crore!
- Army proves Mamata Banerjee wrong, releases letter showing West Bengal govt knew of exercise
- Rs 4.7 crore cash in Rs 2000 notes! Biggest seizure in new currency post demonetisation - What I-T recovered from Bengaluru, Chennai and Erode
- Manohar Parrikar exposes Mamata's attempt to politicise routine Army exercise in Kolkata
- Scam? 'Aam Aadmi Party using Delhi Transport Corporation to exchange Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes'