Bihar Assembly passes Bihar Public Grievance Redressal Bill, 2015
Bihar Assembly has passed Bihar Public Grievance Redressal Bill, 2015. It was passed by a voice vote.
The bill seeks to empower people of state and provide legal rights to them for redressal of their complaints within a time-frame.
Key provisions of Bill
- Duty-bound binding rules on government servants to dispose grievances of the people in a time-bound manner.
- Failure to do so it time will amount to misconduct for which errant officials could be dismissed from service.
- Powers in this regard is vested on the Public Grievance Redressal Officer and the first and second Appellate Authorities to deal with delayed grievances cases.
- In case of on failure to hear and redress grievances, penalty ranging from 500 to 5,000 rupees will be imposed on the government servants.