Source: News Bharati English06 Jun 2017 11:10:38

New Delhi, June 6: On Monday India and World Bank joined hands to step ahead for the “citizen-centric service delivery” project in Assam. India signed a $39.2 million loan agreement with the World Bank for funding the “citizen-centric service delivery” project in Assam.

The loan agreement was signed by Raj Kumar, Joint Secretary, Finance Ministry and Hisham Abdom, Manager, Operations (India) on behalf of the World Bank. The programme size is $49 million, of which $39.2 million will be financed by the World Bank and the remaining amount will be funded out of the state budget, the Finance Ministry said in a statement. The programme’s duration is 5 years, it added.

According to the statement, the objective of the project is to improve access in the delivery of selected public services in Assam. The project adopts an integrated approach to improving access and accountability, it said.

Following are the highlights of the projects:

  • Total estimated cost of the Assam Citizen Centric Service Delivery project is USD 49 million, out of which USD 39.2 million will be financed by the World Bank.
  • The objective is to improve access in the delivery of selected public services in Assam.
  • The duration of the project is of 5 years.
  • Seeks to enable citizens to access services under the Assam Right to Public Services Act, 2012 in efficient and accountable manner.