Awareness Seminar on KP Right to Public Services Act-2014 at Peshawar University

September 29, 2014 Off By Web Desk

Peshawar: A seminar was organized by the Right to Services Commission, at Peshawar University today for creating awareness among university level students about the newly enacted KPK Right to Public Services Act-2014.

More than 200 students and faculty members from the University of Peshawar, University of Agriculture, University of Engineering, Medical University and Islamia College University participated in the seminar. Mr. Khaliqaur Rahman, MPA and Parliamentary Secretary were the chief guest on the occasion. Azmat Hanif Orakzai, the Chief Commissioner, RTS Commission gave a detailed presentation on the new law and explained the modalities for its implementation.

He stated that the KPK Right to Public Services Act-2014 was an important law which shall lay the foundation for attaining the objective of good governance, through efficient public service delivery to the citizens.

He added that presently five services had been notified where the responsible government functionaries have been bound down to provide the demanded services within the prescribed time limit. Thereafter, the participants asked a number of questions relating to the new law, and its mode of implementation.

Khaliqur Rahman, MPA/Parliamentary Secretary in his speech stated that ever since coming into power, the PTI, led coalition government announced its reform agenda which was primarily focused on establishing culture of good governance which was anchored with elimination of corruption, improving service delivery and ensuring transparency and efficiency in the working of all government departments/institutions.

He stated that the present government had so far enacted 35 legislations relating to different subjects, however, eight out of these were focused on governance issues and the Right to Public Services Act 2014 was one of them.

Through effective implementation of the service delivery in Patwarkhanas, police stations, hospitals, educational institutions, municipal bodies etc shall tremendously improve. He further stated that any government functionary failing to provide the demanded service to a citizen within time, and in a transparent manner would become liable to fine, alongwith disciplinary action under the rules.

Any citizen who is not provided services in time would be given adequate compensation under the new law. He finally stated that the effective enforcement of the law would help in building trust between the citizen and the state.

Khaliqur Rahman asked the RTS Commission to create more and more awareness among the general public about the new law, especially in the remote districts of the province so that maximum people could be benefitted through prompt delivery of services whether it is domicile, ’Fard’ or any other service falls within the ambit of new law.

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