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Bhopal: Registration of PWD contractors now under PSGS

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Bhopal: Whether it is the registration of contractors in PWD or of societies in industries department, all would be required to be completed within the stipulated period now. The chief secretary BP Singh held a review meeting on the Public Services Guarantee Scheme here on Wednesday, in which a consensus was reached on bringing 130 new services under it. Three departments – technical education, labour and MSME – agreed to bring services other than the ones already on the agenda of the meeting under the Act.

At the meeting, as many as 130 services provided by 25 departments were sought to be brought under the Act. Of them, except services provided by urban development department, consensus was reached on including all other services. The decision on services pertaining to urban development department was deferred due to the absence of the department’s principal secretary Malay Shrivastava.

Now issuance of health certificate, renewal of retail drugs sale licences, issuance of licences for sale of homoeopathy and ayurvedic medicines, issuance of duplicate marksheets and transfer certificates, re-evaluation of examination answer sheets, issuance of migration certificate, renewal of vehicle registration, adding the name of child to birth certificate, character verification, issuance of weapon licences, issuance of temporary licence by minerals department, changes in BPL ration cards, petroleum licence, registration of co-operative committees, allocation of water for industrial units, transfer of electricity metres, hotel licences and temporary licences for sale of crackers are among the services that would be covered by the scheme. It was also decided that in case of services for which the maximum period for disposal of application is one month in the state but a week in other states, the period would be reduced to a week in the state too. Presently, 251 services in the state are covered by the Public Services Guarantee Act. The government is targeting bringing 400 services under the Act.