Committee to review General Forms


A Committee has been appointed by Secretary to the President, Saman Ekanayake, to review the General Forms printed by the Government Printer.

It has been observed that 98 General Forms are currently being used by various government agencies to facilitate services. However, some of the forms are outdated and need to be amended.

Accordingly, a committee comprising H.A. Chandana Kumarasingha (Chairman), Director General of Establishments, Ministry of Public Administration Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government D.H.S. Pulleperuma (Member), Additional Director General, Ministry of Finance, Economic Stabilisation and National Polices U.I.W. Seneviratna (Member), Senior Assistant Secretary (Development), Prime Minister’s Office has been appointed for reviewing all the General Forms currently printed by the Government Printer for the use of the Government.

The functions expected to be carried out by the Committee are reviewing all the General Forms currently printed by the Government Printer, identify the General Forms with minimum use and the areas that are redundant, identify the General Forms which are currently printed on paper sizes above A4 that could be printed on paper size A4, identify and recommend the General Forms which are not needed to be printed and instead could be made available in the respective websites to be downloaded, recommend measures to discard obsolete General Forms, revise General Forms with suggested specimen (content and size), and, General Forms which shall be made available on websites of respective agencies.

The Secretary to the President noted that the recommendation should reach him on or before 15 November 2022 enabling him to submit the same to the Cabinet of Ministers for consideration.