Govt steps up public outreach initiative: Admin Secretaries to meet people 5 days a month
29: In a significant move towards
meeting the aspirations of people, the Government of Union Territory of Jammu
and Kashmir has stepped up its public outreach initiative by involving
Administrative Secretaries in the process of public grievance redressal
mechanism, which was earlier restricted to the Advisors to the Lieutenant
Under the fresh
move, Administrative Secretaries have also been tasked with holding public
grievances camps five days in a month, two days each in Jammu and Srinagar, and
once in a month in the allotted district of the Union Territory.
aims at further intensifying the outreach mechanism for quality and
quantitative disposal of public grievances and extending the exercise to the
districts to reach out to the people unable to move to the twin capitals of the
Administrative secretaries, having vast experience of administration would make
all their efforts to solve issues and problems faced by people.
The move will
make top UT bureaucracy available to people, which in turn will bring more
transparency, efficiency and accountability in the governance.
The PWD Guest
House Jammu and Banquet Hall Srinagar will be the venues of public hearing for
every Administrative Secretary, the Government order mentions. The meeting
timings in both Jammu and Srinagar will be from 10 am to 4 pm.
According to the
schedule issued by the Government, Financial Commissioner (Finance Department),
Arun Kumar Mehta will meet public every first and third Monday of the month at
PWD Guest House, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu and second and fourth Monday at Banquet
Commissioner Health and Medical Education Atal Dulloo will meet public at Jammu
on every first and third Thursday and in Srinagar every second and fourth
Thursday while Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary Home Department, will meet
people in Jammu on every first and third Friday and in Srinagar on every second
Principal Secretary Housing and Urban Development Department, will listen to
the public grievances on first and third Tuesday of every month in Jammu and
second and fourth Tuesday in Srinagar, while Asgar Hassan Samoon, Principal
Secretary, Animal and Sheep Husbandry will meet people on first and third
Wednesday of every month at Jammu and second and fourth Wednesday in Srinagar.
Choudhary, Principal Secretary, Education Department, will hold public interaction
on second and fourth Monday in Jammu and first and third Monday in Srinagar,
while Dr Pawan Kotwal, Principal Secretary Revenue, will meet the public on
second and fourth Thursday in Jammu and first and third Thursday in Srinagar.
Principal Secretary, Planning, Development and Monitoring Department, will be
available for the public on second and fourth Friday of every Month in Jammu
and first and third Friday in Srinagar.
Dwivedi, Commissioner/ Secretary, Industries and Commerce will hold public
grievance camp in Jammu on second and fourth Tuesday and first and third
Tuesday in Srinagar, while Hirdesh Kumar, Commissioner Secretary, School
Education, will hold public interaction every second and fourth Wednesday in
Jammu and first and third Wednesday in Srinagar.
Secretary Forest Ecology and Environemnt, Sarita Chauhan will be meeting the
public in Jammu on first and third Monday of every month and in Srinagar on
second and fourth Monday, while Khurshid Ahmad Shah, Commissioner/Secretary PWD
will be interacting with people on first and third Thursday in Jammu and second
and fourth Thursday in Srinagar.
Labour and Employment, Saurabh Bhagat will hold public camp in Jammu on first
and third Friday in Jammu and second and fourth Friday in Srinagar, while Ajeet
Kumar Sahu, Commissioner/Secretary, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control
Department, will meet public on first and third Tuesday in Jammu and second and
fourth Tuesday in Srinagar.
Ahmad, Commissioner/Secretary, Floriculture, Parks and Gardens, has been
assigned the task of listening to the issues of the people on first and third
Wednesday in Jammu and second and fourth Wednesday in Srinagar, while Pandurang
Kondbarao Pole, Secretary Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, will do
the similar exercise in Jammu on second and fourth Monday and in Srinagar on
first and third Monday every month.
Development Department, M. Raju will have interaction with the people on second
and fourth Thursday of every month in Jammu and first and third Thursday in
Srinagar while Manzoor Ahmed Lone, Secretary Agriculture Production and
Horticulture will be meeting public on second and fourth Friday of every month
in Jammu and first and third Friday in Srinagar.
Secretary Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj will meet public
in Jammu on second and fourth Tuesday of every month and first and third
Tuesday in Srinagar, while Simrandeep Singh, Secretary Department of Disaster
Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction will hold public
grievances camp in Jammu on second and fourth Wednesday and in Srinagar on
first and third Wednesday.
Secretary Youth Services and Sports Department has been tasked to meet public
on first and third Monday in Jammu and second and fourth Monday in Srinagar
while Farooq Ahmad Lone, Secretary General Administration Department will be in
Jammu to listen to the public grievances on first and third Friday and in
Srinagar on second and fourth Friday.
Rohella, Secretary Higher Education Department, will be meeting the people in
Jammu on first and third Thursday and in Srinagar on second and fourth
Zubair Ahmad, Secretary Tourism/Culture
Department will be hearing the issues voiced by the people in Jammu on first
and third Tuesday and in Srinagar on second and fourth Tuesday every month
while Abdul Majid Bhat, Secretary Cooperative/Tribal Affairs Department will be
meeting the public every first and third Wednesday in Jammu and second and
fourth Wednesday in Srinagar.
Arun Kumar Mehta
has been allotted district Baramulla, Atal Dulloo Anantnag, Shaleen Kabra
Shopian, Dheeraj Gupta Srinagar, Asgar Hassan Samoon Bandipora, Navin Kumar
Choudhary Samba, Rohit Kansal Pulwama, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi Budgam, Hirdesh
Kumar Rajouri, Sarita Chauhan Udhampur, Khurshid Ahmad Shah Jammu, Saurabh
Bhagat Ramban, Ajeet Kumar Sahu Poonch, Pandurang Kondbarao Pole Doda, Manzoor
Ahmed Lone Kupwara, Sheetal Nanda Kathua, Farooq Ahmad Lone Kulgam, Talat
Parvez Rohella Kishtwar, Zubair Ahmad Ganderbal and Abdul Majid Bhat Reasi.