A committee has been appointed by the President’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake to review the “Public Forms” printed by the Government Printing Department.
It has been observed that various government agencies are currently using 98 common forms to facilitate government services. Some of them are out of date and it is expected to be revised to suit the present.
Accordingly, the review of all forms currently being printed by the Government Printing Department for the use of the Government will be carried out by this committee.
The other members of the committee were appointed under the chairmanship of H.A. Chandana Kumarasinghe, Director General of Institutions Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government, are Ministry of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policy, Additional Director General D.H.S. Pulleperuma, and Prime Minister’s Office Senior Assistant Secretary (Development) U.I.W. Seneviratne.
The tasks of the committee are as follows.
1- Review of all general forms currently printed by the Government Printing Department
2- Use Least Common Formats and identify redundant fields
3- Identifying common forms that can be printed on A4 size paper, currently printed on larger paper sizes
4- Identifying and recommending common forms that do not require printing but should be posted on relevant websites with the facility of downloading
5- Making recommendations regarding outdated public forms, revised forms with proposed form (content and size) and forms to be posted on the websites of the concerned institutions.
Furthermore, it has been instructed to submit the committee’s recommendations to the President’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake on or before November 15, 2022 so that they can be presented to the Cabinet.