With an aim to achieve "zero pendency" of files, rural development department of Maharashtra government has issued an order saying that every employee and officer should take decisions on matters within seven days.
Priority should be accorded to files based on urgency of the matter and should be disposed off in a day of two, the Government Resolution (GR) said.
A review of pending cases should be taken on the third Saturday of every month. "On that day, it should be ensured that there is no pending file unnecessarily and work to achieve zero pendency," rural development minister Jayant Patil said.
According to the GR, a list should be prepared about the pending cases highlighting the reasons for delay in disposing them off after the monthly review.
The list should be then circulated from the gramsevaks, block development officer (bdo), CEO and divisional commissioner and should be published, it said.
The decision will be applicable from the minister's office to the grampanchayat level.
The minister further said work on computerisation of gram panchayat offices is on in full swing.
He said the National Informatics Centre (NIC) has prepared 12 kinds of software. Accounts of 27,500 gram panchayats can be prepared online through this software. SO far,computers and printers have been handed over to 19000 gram panchayats.
Patil also said due to computerisation,functioning at gram panchayats will be transparent and streamlined.
Rural citizens will get online facilities like online applications, email service, internet surfing, payment of telephone, mobile and electricity bills online, online booking of bus and railway tickets and online banking.