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"Sakala" - Wake-Up Call For Babudom?

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Beginning today, there is a deadline for all public services: be it a certificate or redressal of a grievance from any government department. If the deadline is not met, the official will be penalized. - - - -  “Enough is enough. We don’t want people running around for services,” the CM pointed out. - - - - Urban development minister Suresh Kumar said the guarantee holds for 151 services spread over 11 departments within a timeframe. “This is more than 40 or 42 being offered by Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttaranchal. Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is on record that Karnataka’s Act is the best in the country,” he said.

For the full report in the ToI, click here.

This is a culmination of the process begun here. Well, quite as the report itself has stated "The vision appears great on paper, but will it work?" The RTI was a powerful tool in the hands of the public. But see here how the babu-neta combo have managed to get it totally emsculated over a 8-yr period.

Muralidhar Rao

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