GPCB is a statutory board set up under the Water Act, with clearly defined functions and role. Over the years its mandate has grown several folds, necessitating ever increasing demand for skill to handle complex laws and to cope with the challenging tasks of stringent standards of performance expected of it. The conventional approach, therefore, needs to give way to planned change. Some old methods need to be discarded and more vibrant and dynamic approaches adopted: In short a ‘paradigm change’. Planned change is to be distinguished from re-active change, which the Board has been often making to cope with emerging situations. The set up of GPCB should be prepared to adopt significant changes in its goals, direction and working. This charter, therefore, aims at bringing about critical changes of a long-term nature. Taken holistically the changes address the working of GPCB, as also better delivery of service to the stakeholders. For this GPCB needs to start with staff whom today seem somewhat uninspired. There is lack of enthusiasm and commitment except in a few. A paradigm change would be possible only through all round attitudinal change of the people who work the system.