NVCO appeals to state Govt to implement Public Services Act

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Dimapur, June 9: Nagaland Voluntary Consumers Organization (NVCO) has appealed to Government of Nagaland to enact Public Services (Protection & Regulation) Act in the state for effective public service delivery to its citizens and also to curb corruption in the state.
NVCO President, Kezhokhoto Savi had presented a topic on “Public Services Delivery Act” on the one month training course on social audit accountability & social audit under MGNREGA for Block Resource Persons from June 5 to 7 at SIRD conference Hall, Kohima, Nagaland.
Savi said that every citizen is entitled to hassle-free public services and redressal of his grievances. Accordingly, the Right to Public Services Act represents the commitment of the particular state towards standard, quality and time frame of service delivery, grievances redressal mechanism, transparency and accountability.
Right to Public Services legislation in India comprises statutory laws which guarantee time-bound delivery of various public services rendered to citizens and provides mechanism for punishing the errant public servant if they are is deficient in providing the stipulated services. Right to Service legislation ensures delivery of time bound services to the public.
The NVCO had launched the Public Services Delivery campaign during the 2016 Vigilance Awareness Week and since then the NVCO has been continually making appeal to the State Government to introduce similar legislation for effective public service delivery to its citizen in the state and would also curb corruption in the state government functionaries.
It said the present government cannot be excused for financial constraint as the PDA had already drained the state exchequer by appointing people of their choice and mere party workers who now hold any status in the government to the ranks of commissioner/secretary/jt. secretary/class gazetted officers and had also promoted non-legislators party workers to the ranks of cabinet and state ministers. (Page News Service)