Omar renews his license through common procedure
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Nov 19: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah probably became first chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir who underwent all normal procedures and requirements to get his driving license renewed like a commoner.
Omar, who set a trend for others to follow, Saturday morning drove straight from his official residence to Regional Transport Office (RTO) Jammu office and waited in a queue along with general people to get his license renewed.
Official statement said that the objective was also aimed at ascertaining the implementation of Public Service Guarantee Act (PSGA) at Regional Transport Office.
The Chief Minister on the occasion also interacted with the people who had come for obtaining various services related to the issuance of driving licenses, renewal of licenses and registration of vehicles.
He also enquired of the quality of service being provided to them and advised them to take best advantage of provisions of PSGA to get timely service delivery from various departments identified under the Act.
The Act enacted by the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly in its last Budget Session has been implemented to ensure prompt and time framed public service to the people.
The services, time period for its delivery and the nodal officers have been identified under the Act. The Act provides for fine up to Rs 5000 to the erring official for failing to deliver the service within the stipulated time frame. The consumer is also entitled to compensation for not getting the service within the prescribed time frame.
Omar is himself taking stock of the implementation of the Act and monitoring it periodically. He has also directed his Council of Ministers for monitoring the Act personally and sensitizing the departments regarding their legal obligation in providing services to the people in the fixed time frame identified in the Act service-wise.
He has also given directions for giving due publicity to the Act to make people aware of the rights and powers given to them by the implementation of the Act.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 19 Nov 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 19 Nov 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 20 Nov 2011 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM FRONTPAGE
- ‘Go to judiciary if not satisfied with CoI’
- Opposition terms CoI as eyewash
- Govt goes ‘soft’ on NHPC
- JK Medical Council headless since 2010
- In a first, Govt to set up BDCs
- Omar renews his license through common procedure
- Wullar Lake to get breather
- Cops training in non-lethal ways to control protests
- 2G Spectrum probe knocks BJP’s door
‘Don’t target licensed pharma professionals’
IMRAN MUZAFFAR PARRAY
Srinagar, Nov 19: Authorities on Saturday sealed seven medical shops outside SMHS hospital here on the charges of violating the provisions of license under the Drug & Cosmetic Act. Officials More
- Srinagar City
TWO MONTHS ON, UNION MINISTER COULDN’T VISIT HIS PRIVATE RESIDENCE
Srinagar, Nov 19: How inconvenient it must have been for thousands of south City residents to bear with the situation arising out of slow work on the mega drainage project, which has missed deadlines by More
FAIZ ALI TRAMBOO
Doda, Nov 19: In yet another mishap within two days, atleast 17 persons were wounded in a head on collision between a bus and a tanker near Kanderi Nallah at Assar area of Doda district. Eyewitnesses More
Washington, Nov 19: US drug regulators have rescinded approval of a breast cancer drug, saying it is not effective enough to justify the risks of taking it. The drug, Avastin, was approved for US More