LUCKNOW Former MLAs, MPs and lots of different notable people will not take pleasure in VIP standing when forwarding criticism letters against public servants, signalling a shift within the remedy of such grievances by the federal government in Uttar Pradesh.
UP authorities has issued a clarification concerning the categorisation of ‘Very Vital Individuals’ (VIPs) for the aim of forwarding complaints against public servants.
An order issued on this regard by the federal government on January 29 specifies that solely sitting MPs and MLAs as nicely as chairpersons of constitutional our bodies will be thought-about VIPs on this context.
“I’m directed to make clear that sitting MPs and MLAs alone will be counted as VIPs. Moreover, sitting chairpersons of varied constitutional our bodies will even be counted as VIPs,” said the order including that any particular person aside from categorized as VIPs will want to submit an affidavit to confirm the complainant whereas forwarding a criticism by means of letter.
In 1997, the state authorities made provisions for the disposal of complaints acquired from varied sources against authorities officers and workers.
In accordance to these guidelines as reiterated within the Jan 29 order, earlier than initiating any motion on the criticism letter acquired from a VIP, it’s needed to inform the VIP involved and get verified that the criticism letter is signed by him/her solely and he/she is happy in regards to the fees levelled within the letter.
In instances of complaints acquired from different sources, the foundations mandate taking an affidavit from the complainant and enough proof for verification of the complainant earlier than any motion on the grievance is launched.
Nonetheless, until now there was no categorisation of who will be counted as a VIP for the aim of remedy of a criticism against a public servant as a result of of which rather a lot of confusion prevailed whereas disposing complaints that authorities used to obtain by means of letters from sitting as nicely as ex-MPs, MLAs, former ministers, members of constitutional our bodies and different notable individuals.
“The federal government has issued the clarification as a result of rather a lot of inner correspondence usually had to be made to search readability on whether or not a selected criticism acquired from a selected dignitary will be handled as one acquired from a VIP and disposed accordingly,” stated particular secretary, personnel, Rajesh Pratap Singh, underneath whose signature the clarification has been issued.
“Now, it has been clarified that solely sitting MPs, MLAs and heads of constitutional our bodies will be thought-about as VIPs for the disposal of criticism letters against authorities officers and workers,” he stated.
Whereas the brand new adjustments do intention at getting rid of ambiguity, inserting present officeholders on the forefront of the method and reshaping the protocol for submitting complaints against public servants, paradoxically the latest clarification itself has left some confusion and might have to additional clarification.
“Within the new order, there isn’t any readability on whether or not sitting MLCs will be handled as VIPs or not,” identified an official.
“Additionally, the interpretation of the time period ‘Samvaidhanik nikayo’ offered within the bracket within the order in Hindi is ‘statutory body’ which isn’t appropriate, and it ought to have been ‘constitutional boy’. This may once more create some confusion,” he added.