Sunday, July 25, 2010

Public Services (Protection and Regulation) Bill, 2010 Of India

Very few laws are as important as is Public Services (Protection and Regulation) Bill, 2010 of India. It has, however, not received the attention that it required. Even there is no mention whether it would be passed in the current winter session (July-August 2010) of the Parliament of India or not.

The “Model Public Services Law” was one of the items included in the President’s Address to Parliament on the 4th June, 2009. The law is to cover functionaries providing important social services like education, health, rural development, etc., and commit them to their duties and for that purpose, Legislative Department has attempted a tentative Bill titled the Public Services (Protection and Regulation) Bill, 2010.

The legislation seems to be a good one and like right to information act can go a long way in reforming and streamlining public services in India. Removal of corruption and bringing transparency in public dealings must be the main objective of the ultimate bill.

Interested persons or institutions may send their suggestions or recommendations to the ministry of law, India.