Almost four months after it was set up, the Punjab government notified the terms and references of second Punjab Governance Reforms Commission (PGRC) on Wednesday. It was set up in March this year.
The commission would monitor and evaluate implementation of first generation reforms including Right to Service Act recommended by the first PGRC.
The first commission had submitted five reports focusing primarily on citizen centric services provided by various departments, an official spokesperson said.
He said that the second commission would monitor and evaluate, the implementation of such reform initiatives, taken up on the recommendations of the first commission or otherwise and make suggestions to the government as considered necessary including mid course corrections.
He further said that the second commission would also cover those citizen centric basic services for sectors/services that were not covered in the first commission.
The commission has been constituted for the tenure of five years. The second generation reforms would focus on policy, perspectives, objectives strategy, social, civic and physical infrastructure, education, public health, social security, environment and urban development sectors, he said.
Similarly, institutional and structural reforms would include issues of resource efficiency and performance evaluation.
The spokesperson also said that to optimize efficiency and effectiveness of the departments and their programmes and activities, internal systems and process including decision-making, information and feedback systems of the departments would be reviewed.
He said that as per the recommendations of chairperson and members of the commission, the task groups would be set up for specific areas, sectors, programmes and services.
The task groups would make detailed recommendations indicating changes required in procedures, rules, regulations specially indicating modalities of bringing about the suggested changes and the resources besides other inputs required for implementation.
The recommendation of the task group would be approved by the commission.To ensure speedy implementation of its recommendations, the commission would submit periodic reports and have consultations with the empowered committee chaired by the chief secretary.