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Extension for administrative reforms panel

The Commission is tasked to suggest measures to achieve a pro-active, responsive and efficient administration.

india Updated: Jul 13, 2006 17:54 IST

The tenure of the Administrative Reforms Commission, tasked to prepare a blueprint for revamping the public administration system, was on Thursday extended by one more year till August 31 next year.

The approval for the extension was given at a meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi told reporters in New Delhi.

The six-member Second Administrative Reforms Commission, headed by former Karnataka Chief Minister Veerappa Moily was constituted on August 31 last year and was asked to submit its report within a year.

The Commission is tasked to suggest measures to achieve a pro-active, responsive, accountable, sustainable and efficient administration for the country at all levels of the government.

Among other things, the Commission was asked to go into areas like organisational structure of the Central government, ethics in governance, refurbishing of personnel administration, strenthening of financial management systems, crisis management and public order.

The Commission has already given its first report on Right to Information to the Prime Minister and would be submitting its reports on other issues shortly.