Background and Purpose
The Prime Minister approved the outline of a "Performance Monitoring and Evaluation System (PMES) for Government Departments" vide PMO I.D. No. 1331721/PMO/2009-Pol dated 11.9.2009. Under PMES, each department is required to prepare a Results-Framework Document (RFD). A RFD provides a summary of the most important results that a department/ministry expects to achieve during the financial year.
The High Power Committee (HPC) on Government Performance chaired by the Cabinet Secretary decided that all RFDs for 2010-11 will include the following madatory success indicators:
|Manadatory Success Indicators||Unit||Weight||Target/ Criteria Value|
|Excellent (100%)||Very Good (90%)||Good (80%)||Fair (70%)||Poor (60%)|
|Create a Sevottam compliant system to implement, monitor and review Citizen's Charter||Date||1%||Dec. 30 2010||Jan, 10 2011||Jan, 15 2011||Jan, 20 2011||Jan, 25 2011|
|Create a Sevottam compliant system to redress and monitor public grievances||Date||1%||Dec. 30 2010||Jan, 10 2011||Jan, 15 2011||Jan, 20 2011||Jan, 25 2011|
|Independent Audit of Implementation of Citizen's Charter||%||1%||100||95||90||85||80|
|Independent Audit of Implementation of Public Grievance Redressal System||%||1%||100||95||90||85||80|
The purpose of these Guidelines is to provide guidance to Ministries/ Departments to design and implement Citizen's/ Client's Charter and Grievance Redress Mechanism for Sevottam compliance.
Concept of Citizen's/ Client's Charter
The Citizen's/ Client's Charter is a written declaration by a Government department that highlights the standards of service delivery that it subscribes to, availability of choice for consumers, avenues for grievance redress and other related information. In other words, it is a set of commitments made by a department regarding the standards of service which it delivers.
Though not enforceable in court of law, the Citizen's/ Client's Charter is intended to empower citizens and clients so that they can demand committed standards of service and avail remedies in case of non-compliance by service provider organizations. The basic thrust of the Citizen's/ Client's Charter is to render public services citizen centric by making them demand driven rather than supply driven.
- Guidelines for Designing and Implementing Sevottam Compliant Citizen's/ Client's Charters and Pulic Grievance Redress Mechanism
- Citizen's/ Client's Charters received from Ministries/ Departments
- Guidelines for Results-Framework Documents (RFDs)
- Guidelines for Departmental Strategy
- Guidelines for Preparing Action Plans for ISO 9001
- Guidelines for RFMS (Results-Framework Management System)
- Guidelines for Preparing Action Plans for E-Office
- Guidelines for Innovation Action Plan