PERFOMANCE STANDARD FOR COMPLETION OF BILLS PERFOMANCE STANDARD FOR COMPLETION OF BILLS

 

PERFOMANCE STANDARD FOR COMPLETION OF BILLS,

PROCLAMATIONS, REGULATIONS AND NOTICES

 

BILLS:

A bill includes an amendment bill and it is estimated to take one day to 550 days or more, from the date the instructions are received by the drafters, to complete.

Proclamations:

Proclamation includes amendment proclamation and it is estimated to take one to five days, from the date the instructions are received by the drafters, to complete.

Regulations:

Regulations include amendment regulations and they are estimated to take one to 180 days, from the date the instructions are received by the drafters, to complete.

Notices:

Notices refer to Government Notices and General Notices and they are estimated to take one to seven days, from date the instructions are received by the drafters, to complete.

General observation on delays

Delays in the drafting process occur due to different factors involved in the process, from research, unavailability of electronic version (requires typing of the whole text), delays in fixing appointment for conference with contact persons, delays by contact persons in responding to queries by drafters, the undetermined policy matters that need high authority decision, poor policy formulation, lack of knowledge and expertise by contact persons or sponsors, slowness, incompetency or laziness of drafters, lack of coordination between sponsors and stakeholders, delayed supervision by senior drafters due to other commitments, preceding legislation (that must pass through before the other), etc.

Required Time Lines

 

Instructions

 

Complexity

 

Urgency

Completion period

 

Bill (new)

Non complex

Less complex

Most complex

Not urgent

Not urgent

Not urgent

1 – 2 months

2 – 3 months

3 – 6 months

 

Bill (amendment)

Non complex

Less complex

Most complex

Not urgent

Not urgent

Not urgent

0 – 2 months

2 – 3 months

3 – 5 months

 

Proclamation

Non complex

Less complex

Most complex

Not urgent

Not urgent

Not urgent

1 – 2 days

2 – 3 days

3 – 5 days

 

Regulations

Non complex

Less complex

Most complex

Not urgent

Not urgent

Not urgent

1 – 10 days

10 – 20 days

20 – 60 days

 

Notices

Non complex

Less complex

Most complex

Not urgent

Not urgent

Not urgent

1 – 2 days

2 – 3 days

3 – 5 days

 

Any urgent instructions must be treated with the urgency it deserves and it differs from instructions to instructions taking complexity and size into consideration.