Chandigarh: In a bid to provide timely services to the people of the state, the Punjab Assembly passed the Right to Services Bill on Wednesday. The Act is already implemented in states like Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Delhi.

Following the demands from the Opposition, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal agreed to the Bill. Presenting the Right to Service Act in the Assembly, Badal said 67 time-bound services have been included in the Bill for the convenience of people.

The Congress also welcomed the state government move and its MLAs gave their suggestions regarding the Bill.

According to Congress MLA Sunil Jhakhad, transfer of officers violating the Bill is not the mere solution.

“A committee should be set up which will table an annual report of the official and that will be confidential,” he added.

JPN/Bureau