Introduction to Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms, Bihar
The Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms is one of the most
important regulatory departments of the State Government. On the one hand the
Department prescribes rules and procedure to be adopted in personnel matters
specially issues concerning recruitment, training, career development, staff
welfare as well as the post retirement dispensation, whereas on the other it
acts as the cadre controlling department of Indian Administrative Service, Bihar
Administrative Service, Bihar judicial services, Bihar secretariat services,
Bihar secretariat stenographer services and Bihar secretariat clerk services.
|The department is also concerned
with the issues relating to administrative reforms. The state govt. has
constituted State Administrative Commission for this purpose under the
chairmanship of a retired IAS officer Shri V.S.Dubey. The commission has
submitted its first report. The state govt. has accepted most of the
recommendation enshrined in the report. The department also looks after the
constitution and working of a number of commissions which have been constituted
for ameliorating the condition of Mahadalits, Backward Classes and the Most
Backward Classes. These are Rajya Mahdalit Aayog, Pichda Wargo ke liye Rajya
Aayog and Ati Phichda Wargo ke liye Rajya Aayog.
|The department also coordinates
with the two Commissions BPSC (Bihar Public Services Commissions) and SSC (Staff
Selection Commission) which looks after appointment to the gazetted post and non
gazetted post respectively. In recent times, after the enactment of Right to
Information Act, the department has been notified as nodal department for
implementation of RTI in the state. The department has to its credit the first
of its kind Call Centre (a link) in the country, where people can register their
applications under RTI either on telephone or through Email. The State
Government has constituted an Information Commission for this purpose. It
consists of a Chief Information Commissioner and two Information Commissioner.
The work relating to preparation of directory comprising names, designations,
telephone nos. of all Public Information Officers (PIOs) and Appellate
Authorities in the state is under way.