Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the Right to Service bill would soon be placed during the Budget Session of the state Assembly beginning on Tuesday. The bill proposes to make official machinery accountable for work.

Talking to reporters here, Kumar said he already had discussions with top state officials on the draft of the proposed legislation. "I hope that the draft will soon be finalised and the bill will be tabled during the Budget Session," he said.

The bill envisages a stipulated timeframe for delivering important services to citizens. It also stipulates strict censures and punishments to officials who fail to deliver.

Kumar said the public utility services to be covered under the bill were being screened and scrutinised.

(Agencies)