Anti-red tape monitoring team formed

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan reconstituted the monitoring team to ensure the city government offices’ compliance with the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007.

The mayor will chair the team with the city human resource management officer as vice chair and action officer with the city administrator, the city engineer, city general services officer, city assessor, city treasurer and the city building official as members.

The team is tasked to determine strategies for the full implementation of the ARTA in the city government.

It will conduct one-the-spot check-ups of all departments and compel then to comply with the ARTA requirements such as posting of the citizen’s charter, anti-fixer campaign or contract center ng bayan poster, no-noon break policy, wearing of identification cards and the provision of public assistance and complaints desk.

The move in in line with the ARTA watch mechanism adopted by the Civil Service Commission where it conducts surprise inspections of government offices to determine their compliance with the ARTA provisions.

Republic Act No. 9485 or the ARTA of 2007 was enacted to improve efficiency in the delivery of the government service to the public by reducing bureaucratic red tape and preventing graft and corruption./Aileen P. Refuerzo


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