Govt to introduce performance incentive for exemplary service

In a bid to encourage the Delhi government employees to perform well, the city government is going to introduce “Service Performance Incentive fund” in the Amendment Bill “Right to Service”. 

The Delhi government is already in process to amend the “Right to Service” Bill which is likely to be known as the “Delhi (Right of Citizens to time bound delivery of the services) Amendment Bill, 2015”.
According to the amended Bill, there will be a fund which will be known as the “Service Performance Incentive fund” which shall be credited thereto as a yearly amount deemed appropriate by the government for the purpose of rewarding officers who have provided exemplary service to citizens as per the criteria stipulated in the rules.

The government will also, periodically, publish in its website or through other means, the department-wise information of officers who have demonstrated an exemplary track record of providing citizen-related services.

Meanwhile, according to the Bill, if any citizen, aggrieved by the unlawful rejection of an application made for a citizen-related service, the citizen could prefer an objection to the competent officer.

This Bill will be applicable to government servants appointed substantively to any civil service post in connection with the affairs of the Delhi government and to the servants of local bodies and authorities which are owned, controlled or substantially financed by the Delhi government.

The government shall also make available in the public domain the department-wise details of total compensation paid and the recoveries that have been made under this Act.

On this regard, a meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on October 28. The meeting was attended by the CEO of the Delhi Jal Board and Principal Secretary (Law) among others.
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