Bihar assembly passes bill on redressal of grievances

Patna, Aug 4 (IANS) The Bihar assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed the Bihar Public Grievance Redressal Bill, 2015, which would guarantee time-bound redressal of grievances of the common people in the state.

“Nitish Kumar introduced the bill, which was passed by a voice vote,” Bihar minister Sharwan Kumar said.

Nitish Kumar last week announced that the state government would bring in the bill to confer on every resident of the state a legal right to get his/her grievances redressed within a stipulated time frame.

The bill makes it mandatory for all public authorities to appoint officers to redress grievances. It will also provide for the setting up of a public grievances redressal commission and penalty on officer or grievances redressal officer concerned for failure to deliver the services.

The state government passed this bill following complaints of non-redressal of the grievances of people.

Earlier, Nitish Kumar’s government launched the Right to Service Bill, which provides for fines on government officials who do not do the people’s work within the stipulated time, to check rampant corruption and red-tapism in the state.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here