Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Madhya Pradesh gets United Nations Public Service Award
Madhya Pradesh (MP) has been conferred upon prestigious United Nations Public Service Award at New York in United State of America (USA). MP minister of state for public services management Brijendra Pratap Singh and deputy secretary of his department Manohar Dube received the award at a grand function in US.
A delegation from MP will also participate in inter-ministerial conference tomorrow. MP has bagged the award in second prize category for "Improving the delivery of public services", they added.
UN department of economic and social affairs received 471 entries from all over the world and MP clinched the prestigious award for outstanding implementation of public service delivery guarantee act, they said.
Objective of the award is to promote values and quality of public service at local, national and international levels. Through it, recognition and honour are also accorded as awards for international level innovations, officials said.
So far, about 1.25 crore applications had been received under Public Service Delivery Guarantee Act in MP. Under the Act, fine is recovered for failure in delivery of public services to citizens. Fine is imposed on the erring officials. In MP, 336 public service centres are being opened under Public Private Partnership (PPP) Mode to make the implementation of public service delivery guarantee act 2010 more effective.