Haryana reforms panel suggests steps for more efficient government

November 5th, 2008 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Nov 5 (IANS) Haryana’s administrative reforms commission, set up earlier this year, presented its report to Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Wednesday, suggesting ways to “ensure more transparency and promptness” in the working of the state government.”The report has been formed under the supervision of legislator Karan Singh Dalal and contains a large number of ambitious and progressive recommendations aimed at increasing the efficiency and transparency in the government functioning,” said a government spokesperson.

“The main aim of this administrative reforms commission was to ensure more transparency and promptness in the functioning of the state government,” Hooda told reporters after receiving the report.

“With the implementation of the commission’s suggestions, the process of decision making would become faster. It has been observed in the past that despite announcing decisions, their implementation took a long time,” the chief minister noted.

Dalal said: “We have defined the role of the deputy commissioner (DC) in every district. We have mentioned the various measures that will make the working of the DC more accountable and efficient. There is an immediate need to lessen his workload if we want him to work effectively.”

He added: “We are in the process of preparing separate reports for different institutions like the police, education, engineering and law and order. We have also recommended that a grievance commission should be formed in every district to cater to the problems of the common man.”

Concerned about the loss of life in road accidents and the lack of preparedness to respond to disasters, the commission has suggested formation of a ‘Unified Disaster Management Force’.

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