India, World Bank sign $39 million pact for Assam public services project

India on 5 june 2017 signed a $39.2 million loan agreement with the World Bank for the citizen-centric service delivery” project in Assam.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.

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 improve access and accountability.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 objective of the project is to improve access in the delivery of selected public services in Assam. The Project seeks to enable citizens to access services under the Assam Right To Public Services Act, 2012 in a timely, efficient, and accountable manner. The Project adopts an integrated approach to improve access and accountability.

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