Bill on Citizen Charter Acts 2016 Kashmir Delhi Bihar

Bill on Citizen Charter Acts

Bill on Citizen Charter Acts 2016 time-bound delivery of services gets Cabinet nod in Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttrakhand and Himachal Pradesh had already enacted Citizen Charter Acts or Public Services Guarantee Acts.

The next time you need a passport, birth or death certificate, a driving licence or a ration card, you may not have to sweat it out, the Union Cabinet approved a Bill to promote transparency and accountability in the government's delivery systems for its citizens, a senior government official confirmed.

The draft Bill will now be referred to the Ministries of Law, Home Affairs and Personnel and Training, after which it will go straight to Parliament.

But The Right of Citizens for Time-Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of their
Grievances Bill, 2011, may not find easy passage in Parliament.

The Union government’s resorting to item no 8 of List III to give force to the Citizens’ Charter Bill. While the Centre could enact a Citizens’ Charter for Central services, it should not encroach upon the States’ domain — at best, it could suggest a model law.