IEP Chandigarh, October 14
Haryana Right to Service Commission imposed a penalty of Rs. 10,000 each on Assistant Director, Ambala and Clerk, Hisar both from the Labour Department.
Giving information in this regard, a spokesperson of the Haryana Right to Service Commission said that the Haryana Government under the leadership of the Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal has made every effort to ensure that the benefits of the notified services reach to the last person. The Haryana Right to Service Act, which was enacted in 2014, there are 622 services of 43 departments and institutions are notified under this Act, which pertains to the entire life cycle of a person.
The spokesperson said that whenever complaints related to notified services are received Commission via letter or e-mail from various districts of Haryana, the commission promptly takes cognizance of them.
He said that a complaint by Sh. Sanjay Kumar, related to welfare benefits provided by the Haryana Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board, from district Fatehabad was received by the Commission. The complainant had applied for financial assistance under the Education scheme, Tool kit and Bicycle scheme of Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board. But this service was not provided by the Board to the complainant within the RTS timeline.
Taking cognizance of the matter, the Commission issued notice to the then Labour Commissioner, Sh. Mani Ram Sharma and was called for hearing before the Commission. During the hearing, a detailed review of all the applications submitted by Sh. Sanjay Kumar to the Board was done.
During the hearing, it was also found that an application of the complainant was lying with the Ajay, Clerk o/O Assistant director Hisar for 90 days without taking any further action. On the second application of the complainant, it was found that Clerk Ajay had raised wrong objections and recommended to reject the application to Assistant Director, Ambala, Sunil Nanda. The Assistant Director also accepted the baseless objection of the clerk without seeing the rules and showing a careless attitude towards his work.
For this negligence of the rules, the commission issued notice to both the employees of the labour department. They were also called to give their explanation by the Commission. Even during the course of the hearing, both the employees did not state any satisfactory reasons for the lapse on their part and negligence in rendering their service. After considering all the facts and circumstances, the Commission took a stern decision to impose a fine of Rs. 10,000 each on Assistant Director, Ambala and Clerk, Hisar. The spokesperson added that such negligence in delivery of notified services will not be tolerated by the commission.