Budget Speech para. 143 : "SLTB’s fleet will be expanded with the addition of 250 buses with safety & user-friendly standards in the next 2 years. SLTB will also introduce buses that are more suited for those with special needs."
Information on progress was obtained through the Action Plan and progress information provided in response to the request for information filed under the Right to Information Act No 12 of 2016. However, information in response to the request required significant effort to assess, since the Action Plan and progress information did not employ a consistent reporting framework and could not be easily reconciled.
Based on the information made available, progress as at 31 December 2019 was assessed as 26% of the target set for 2019. The Action Plan and Progress description provided did not align. The Progress description states that cabinet approval has been received, however, the ministry is in the process of carrying out technical evaluations and have not yet made a decision on awarding the tender. Hence, progress was assessed on the basis of all activities up to "Appointment of the CAPC and TEC" being completed. The progress percentage was computed using the number of weeks allocated for the completed activities as a proportion of the total time estimated for all activities during the year.
The Ministry of Transport Services Management was was one of the five government institutions ranked 1st out of the 16 government institutions assessed in 2019. The rank was determined based on the weighted average score of 75 received by the ministry (weighted average based on allocation). This score was based on the disclosure of information on 1 proposal assessed in 2019, which was under the purview of the ministry.
Budget Speech para. 143: Fully usable information for the proposal was obtained through a request filed under the Right To Information Act and was received within the stipulated timelines.
For detailed information on the method of calculating the weighted average scores: http://www.budgetpromises.org/en/how-it-works