IEP Chandigarh, December 16
The Auto Appeal System (AAS) is playing a pivotal role in ensuring good governance. Currently, 640 services/schemes have been notified under the Haryana Right to Service Act, 2014 which are ensuring benefits of the welfare schemes in a time-bound manner to the common public.
In this series, an appeal was automatically raised to the Commission on behalf of appellate Ms. Savita a resident of district Rohtak who had applied for Mukhya Mantri Kisan Evam Khetihar Mazdoor Jiwan Suraksha Yojna in December, 2021 but the benefit was not delivered to her stating the reason that some legal action is involved in the case.
The Commission taking immediate cognizance of the matter conducted a detailed inquiry and it was found that file was wrongly sent to Additional District Attorney by the Secretary, HSAMB, as no legal issue was involved in the case.
The said scheme was launched by the Haryana Chief Minister during the year 2013 with the aim to provide Financial Assistance to the Farmers/ Labourers who met with an accident during the Agricultural operations.
Under the scheme the extent of financial aid under different circumstances is in case of Death Rs. 5,00,000/-, Permanent disability due to breakage of back bone or otherwise Rs. 2,50,000/-, Amputation of two limbs/permanent serious injury Rs. 1,87,500/-, Permanent serious injury/amputation of one limb (amputation of four fingers shall be deemed as loss of Rs. 1,25,000/-, Amputation of full finger Rs. 75,000/-, Partial amputation of finger Rs. 37,500/-.
Auto Appeal System (AAS) files an automatic appeal to FGRA on behalf of the citizen when the RTS timeline of a notified service is breached. The appeal is subsequently forwarded to the SGRA when the same is not resolved within 30 working days.
Since no action was taken by the FGRA and SGRA on the appeal was raised to the Commission. The Commission conducted a detailed inquiry and it was found that the file was wrongly sent to Sh. Ashish Sharma, Additional District Attorney by the Secretary, HSAMB, as no legal issue was involved in the case. Sh. Gurdeep, clerk in the office of Secretary, HSAMB, Rohtak who kept the file pending with him for 2 and half months. A notice was issued to him and during the hearing he could not provide justifiable reasons for the delay caused by him. Thus exercising powers under Section 17 (1)(h) of the Haryana Right to Service Act, 2014, the Commission imposed a penalty of Rs. 10,000 on Sh. Gurdeep Clerk.