The Right of Citizens for Time-Bound Delivery of Good and Services and Redressal of Their Grievances Bill, 2011 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 20, 2011, and referred to the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice by Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Member, Rajya Sabha for examination and report.
The provisions of this important piece of legislation, which will bring accountability to the Government functioning at both Central and State levels, need to be analysed by the public and comment offered to enable its timely passing. The text of the Bill is available here, on the Parliament website: http://bit.ly/wjA4Pn
A notice from the Rajya Sabha Secretariat says those desirous of submitting memoranda to the Committee may send two copies thereof, neatly typed in double space (either in English or Hindi) to Shri K.P.Singh, Director, Rajya Sabha Secretariat, 201, Second Floor, Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi 110001 (Tel: 011-23034201, Fax: 011-23016784 and Email: feedbackppg) within fifteen days of publication of an advertisement (in The Hindu in Chennai Edition on February 12, 2012). Those who are willing to appear before the Committee for oral evidence besides submitting the memorandum may so indicate. However, the Committee’s decision in this regards shall be final.
The memoranda submitted to the Committee would form part of the records of the Committee and be treated as confidential. Any violation in this regard would constitute breach of privilege of the Committee.