Govt mulling repeal of laws imposed due to disturbance: Omar
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Apr 9: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, on Monday said that his government is contemplating to repeal some laws from the state which were imposed due to disturbance and violence.
Addressing a public gathering at Purmandal in Samba district, he said, “My government has percolated peace benefits to the people in the shape of softening of the provisions of Acts like PSA. We are also working for removing other laws imposed owing to the disturbance and violence.”
The Chief Minister said the dividends of peace in the shape of generation of economic activities, revival of tourism and carrying development to all corners of the state are visible on the ground. “We have seen the desperation and destruction caused by disturbance and violence. We have also seen the benefits of prevailing peace in the state since last year”, he said asking the people to contribute in maintaining tranquility so that the state moves on the road to progress and prosperity firmly.
Omar asked the people to maintain communal amity and brotherhood under all circumstances. He said many elements are bent upon creating wedge between various sections of the society. He told the people to be cautious against these elements and strengthen the bonds of harmony and love.
Omar said that the transfer of power from Secretariat to the public representatives was the important concerns of his government. “Establishment of Panchayat Raj, Public Service Guarantee Act (PSGA); Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir State Right to Information Commission and strengthening of Accountability Commission are initiatives in this direction,” he said maintaining that the process of Constitution of Block Panchayat and District Panchayat Councils has been set in motion and this would be finalized soon after the Legislative Council seats reserved for Panchayats are filled up from amongst the Panchayat members. “We are committed to a full-fledged three-tier Panchayat system in the State”, he said reiterating keenness in this direction.
He said that enactment of PSGA is an innovative legislation aimed at time bound public service delivery and reduction of corruption at lower level. He said some 50 public services in 6 departments of power, transport, water supply, consumer affairs, housing and revenue have been identified for time bond delivery under the Act.
“Any official found showing laxity or failure in the delivery of services like issuance of state subject, ration card, ST/SC certificate, power or water connection, driving license, etc will be liable to a fine to the tune of Rs 5000. The affected consumer would be entitled to compensation out of this amount”, he explained.
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