FOCUS ON IMPROVEMENT OF PUBLIC DELIVERY SERVICE: OMAR
CM HOLDS PUBLIC MULAQAT
SRINAGAR, May 18: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday met dozens of deputations and scores of individuals at his Private Office here at a Public Mulakat.
In about six hour public interaction, the Chief Minister heard the problems narrated by deputations and individuals. He received feedback of the development schemes and pace of progress on works.
Replying the questions in between the meetings of deputations by a New Delhi based news agency covering the interaction session, the Chief Minister said that his focus is on improving public delivery service by receiving first hand appraisal of the issues people are confronted with on various counts. “Public Mulakats provide ample room to people to ventilate their grievances and I get an opportunity to know where the delivery requires improvement so that actions are taken accordingly”, he added.
In reply to another question, the Chief Minister said that cent percent representations and requests made in these public interaction meetings are being examined and urgent action taken to address the genuine demands and grievances. “Every single paper received here is examined and follow up action taken on the valid grievances for redressal”, he said.
The Chief Minister said that by the establishment of Panchayat Raj system in the State smaller individual issues which are being brought to his notice for redressal could be dealt effectively at the Panchayat level. However, he said that the Chief Minister’s office and he is available to every individual and civil society as a whole to apprise him of the matters and problems they deem fit to be talked about with the Chief Minister.
During the Mulaqat about 50 deputations met the Chief Minister and brought to his notice various issues of their concern. Omar Abdullah passed on-spot directions on various issues while many more were referred to the concerned senior officers for early examination and prompt action.
A deputation from Singhpora, Baramulla in its memorandum brought to the notice of the Chief Minister the issues pertaining to the acquisition of land by various agencies in their area while a deputation of Katianwali, Baramulla discussed the establishment of Panchayat Raj and suggested their views on its strengthening.
A deputation from Gopalpora, Budgam and a deputation from Khansahib apprised the Chief Minister of their demands relating to the drinking water and electricity supply in their areas while the deputations from Satharan and Tosmaidian presented a memorandum of their development needs.
A deputation of Self Help Group unemployed engineers invited the Chief Minister to their State level conference and apprised him of their difficulties in the field. The deputation of National Institute of Technology (NIT) discussed the problems of the Institute with the Chief Minister and sought his intervention for the redressal of their grievances.
Two deputations from Tulmulla and Shallabug in Ganderbal apprised the Chief Minister of the development needs of their areas and requested him to visit there to take appraisal of the development process. A deputation of Bramah Kumari Organization invited the Chief Minister to their international conference on ‘universal brotherhood’ and gave resume of their activities relating to the peace and development.
A deputation from Beerwa requested for replacement of power transformers and upgradation of roads while the deputation from Shopian and Sambora, Pulwama requested for upgradation of water supply and irrigation system in the area. They also demanded a pump station at Sambora.
A deputation of technical and ministerial staff of SKIMS discussed administrative and other issues of the territory hospital and suggested their views for upgrading the public delivery service there. Another deputation of the SKIMS from Oncology Department presented a memorandum to the Chief Minister regarding the strengthening of oncology surgery unit in the Institution.
Two deputations of photographers associations apprised the Chief Minister of their difficulties while the deputation of film makers cooperative society extended invitation to the Chief Minister for inauguration of 15-day drama festival in Srinagar.
The students of Baramulla Campus of Kashmir University informed the Chief Minister of their academic difficulties and requested him to visit the campus to get first hand information of the problems faced by the students.
Three deputations from Wanganpora, Idgah and Sonwar in Srinagar in their interaction with the Chief Minister requested for upgradation of roads and drainage system in their areas.
Various other deputations from Kokernag, Tral, Pulwama, Kulgam, Islamabad (Anantnag), Wachhi, Budgam, Beerwa, Bandipora, Lar, Shopian, Awantipora, Barsoo, Handwara and different mohallas of Srinagar in their meeting with the Chief Minister discussed the issues of development in general and highlighted the problems of their areas particularly.
Talking to various deputations of youth, the Chief Minister said that Government has flagged unemployment crisis as one of the most important concerns. “While jobs in the Government sector, whatever possible, are being created, private investment and MSME sector is being encouraged in the State”, he said expressing the hope that the peace and tranquillity will enhance the job orbit for the youth as a whole.
Scores of men, women and youth presented their individual problems to the Chief Minister and sought his intervention.
The Advisors to the Chief Minster, Mubarak Gul and Devender Singh Rana, were also present during the Public Mulaqat.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 18 May 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 18 May 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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