Bengaluru: According to sources, Chief Minister Basavaraaj Bommai has directed officials to develop criteria for implementing an annual ranking system to evaluate the performance of all departments.
“When discussing Administrative reforms, citizens should have easy access to civic services by reducing the number of layers of decision-making,” said CM.
“People’s petitions should receive a response within hours. At both the lower and higher levels, accountability should be developed. Some of the Revenue Department’s responsibilities should be assigned to Gram Panchayats,” he added.
He also instructed that Joint Secretaries and Deputy Secretaries be more empowered, and that Regional Commissioners be in charge of major irrigation and land acquisition issues.
If the Revenue Department is reformed, around 40 per cent of government work would be reduced, said CM Bommai.
“Irrigation and public works projects, for example, should be completed on time. Failure to complete projects on time has resulted in the State suffering the most losses,” he said.
He also demanded that the rules to be changed and that redundant laws be identified, and that the officials clear the funds that has piled in bank accounts as a result of funds not being used for various projects.