Jaipur: In order to provide services to the common man in a time bound manner, the Rajasthan Cabinet cleared the Rajasthan Public Service Guarantee Act, 2011 on Wednesday. The draft bill will be introduced in the state Assembly in the ongoing monsoon session.

The bill aims at making public administration and governance more effective and accountable. Initially 53 important services of 15 departments would be incorporated in the proposed bill.

As per the provisions of the proposed bill, if an official fails to provide service to the people in a time bound manner, he/she is bound to face disciplinary action as well a fine up to Rs 5000.

In order to avail this service, a person is required to submit an application form.

Some of the major services that would be included in the bill are electric connection, correction of electric bill, change of electric meter (all three in electricity department), service verification (police department), documents verification for passport, license renewal, disability certificate, post-mortem report (medical department), driving license (transport department), water connection (Public Health Department), maintenance of hand pump, making available copies of land record (Department of Revenue), transfer of agricultural land, conversion service, caste certificate, original residence certificate, birth and death certificate (local civic body) and marriage registration certificate.

The bill also enlists other services like transfer of names in the Urban Development and Estate Department, receiving documents and map, BPL and the APL ration card (Food Department), pension of officials and employees (Finance Department), grievance redressal, old age, widow and disability pension (Social Justice and Empowerment Department), reimbursement of security money (Public Construction Department).

In addition, Water Resources Department, Jaipur Development Authority and various services of Urban Improvement Trust have been included in the draft bill.

JPN/Bureau