Srinagar, September 15: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that conducting of public outreach programmes provides an important feedback for the government to tailor its interventions for the public good.
The Advisor made these comments while interacting with several delegations and individuals during routine public outreach program at the Lieutenant Governor Grievance Cell, Church Lane Srinagar.
Reiterating that bringing governance to the doorsteps of people is the core motive of the present administration, the Advisor said that it has established an efficient and effective grievance redress mechanism which is being monitored at different levels.
He said that grievance cell provides an opportunity for the government to know about the ground reality of the issues and grievances of the public and thus tailor its interventions accordingly. He said that public outreach programmes are an important part of effective governance and it takes every step to reach out to the people in their own districts who cannot come to Srinagar or Jammu for multiple reasons.
The Advisor said that the grievances registered by the people are being tracked and the follow-up action is being taken accordingly with the concerned authorities. He added that the reports are being shared with the public up to their satisfaction under rules.
He further said that Lieutenant Governor is very keen on addressing the issues of public importance and is closely monitoring the disposal of grievances registered at the Grievance Cell.
A delegation of Alamgiri Bazar sought the intervention of the Advisor regarding the encroachment of Public Park. They also demanded that a community hall be constructed in their area.
A delegation from Rangreth complained of pollution in their locality due to the discharge of effluents, besides demanding road widening from Rangreth to Sanat Nagar. A delegation of JKTDC Contractors Association sought release of payment of bills and liquidation of pending liabilities.
Similarly a delegation of Abu Baker Welfare Committee demanded upgradation of Water, Electricity, Roads in their area.
Another delegation of casual labourers of Housing and Urban Development Department demanded regularization of their services.
Besides, other deputations projected several issues of development of Horticulture, providing of facilities to the young and aspiring entrepreneurs, upgradation of basic amenities, issues of waiver off loans, encroachment of public places, opening of Sunday market and other issues.
On some projected issues, the Advisor issued on-the-spot directions to the concerned departments for time-bound solution of the same.