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JAMMU: “Jan Abhiyan is a mechanism to ensure on-spot redressal of public grievances. It is a step towards bringing governance to People’s doorstep for efficient Public Service Delivery”, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha made these remarks while addressing a public gathering in Akhnoor today.The Lt Governor took part in the ongoing ‘Jan Abhiyan’ at Akhnoor and interacted with the public there to obtain a first-hand assessment of socio-economic development in the area and the speed of on-spot public grievance redressal. He also inspected the proceedings of the administration’s efforts in providing door-step governance to the public and took note of the grievances disposed of by the departments on the occasion.During the tour, the Lt Governor was accompanied by Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Sh. Sanjeev Verma, Divisional Commissioner Jammu; Ms. Sushma Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner Jammu; Senior Superintendent of Police, Jammu, Sh. Shridhar Patil and other senior and sectoral officers.The Lt Governor later interacted with the local beneficiaries as well as field staff of departments and took stock of progress achieved under various social assistance and welfare schemes being provided to the people in the block. The Lt Governor emphasized that every possible effort should be made to address the grievances submitted by people on the spot and if, in any case, the issue cannot be resolved immediately, it should be ensured that the same is addressed before the subsequent Block Divas. Deputy Commissioner, Jammu briefed the Lt Governor about the coverage of beneficiaries under various schemes in the block and the status of public grievances redressed in the ongoing Jan Abhiyan.Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor reiterated the commitment of the government to ensure a People-Centric Good Governance structure across J&K wherein the primary focus is to make the administration more sensitive, accountable and responsive to the issues/grievances of the public.While assuring the people that all their genuine issues shall now be considered and addressed on merit in a time bound manner, he said that the Government is in the process of devising an institutional mechanism to involve PRIs and the local public for formulation of developmental plans based on the immediate needs, facilitating the on-spot resolution of local issues and efficient use of available resources for achieving meaningful milestones on the developmental and socio-economic front.The Lt Governor observed that under the Jan Abhiyan, Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police shall conduct weekly public hearings in their offices every day except for Wednesdays and Sundays, 10.30 am to 11.30 am, and advised the public to project their issues and demands. Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police and senior district officers shall personally visit each sub-divisional headquarters every Wednesday during the Jan Abhiyan/Awami Muhim period and hear public grievances.He further stressed upon them to address public grievances religiously and visit all subdivisions on a rotational basis for a larger reach of the Jan Abhiyan.On Back to Village programme, the Lt Governor said that the government has already issued directions for ensuring the execution of at least two.
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