Shimla: An Official Spokesman said here today that present State Government has been according top priority to redressal of public grievances and has also constituted a Special Cell in Chief Minister’s Office to achieve the objective. He said that in order to speed up the process of redressing the grievances, Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal Chief Minister has directed the Principal Secretaries and Heads of Departments to take note of complaints received through e-mails and added that he himself was serious about the suggestions as well as complaints put up by the public on the website of the State Government on the link ‘Write to Chief Minister.
He said that in a series of such complaints and suggestions received through the e-mail and appropriate actions have been taken on them.
He said that a complaint was received on 23rd February, 2008, vide which it was intimated that the kerosene depot holder near Jahu in Mandi was selling kerosene oil to bus-operators instead of providing it to common people. On the basis of this complaint, a raid was conducted and the Kerosene depot holder was booked under Essential Commodities Act.
He said that an e-mail was sent to Chief Minister regarding problems being faced by the farmers of Vill.Gharoli, Teh. Nurpur, Distt. Kangra. The mail was forwarded to Secretary, Agriculture for further action and a team of experts visited the village and held discussions with local residents. The team also undertook transact walk of the whole village and suggested possible interventions for the development of the area. Infrastructure needs like assured irrigation facilities were also examined and it has been assured that steps will be taken for the benefit of local residents, he said.
He said that another complaint against Dr.Rajinder Yadav, Professor of Dr.RPG Medical College, Tanda was received regarding sexually assaulting a girl student. On the basis of this complaint a case FIR No.23/08 U/S 354,342 IPC was registered at Police Station Kangra and challan of this case was sent to the Ld. Court, JMIC, Kangra for verdict. The accused Dr.R.S. Yadav has got his anticipatory bail from the Ld. Court, Distt. & Sessions Judge, Dharamshala, he said.
He said that a complaint was received about the drinking water facilities in Village Badhonighat, Distt. Solan besides request for installing a hand pump in Panchayat headquarter Badhonighat, Distt. Solan. The mail was forwarded to Engineer-in-Chief (IPH) for further action. Now, it has been informed by the Department that the Hydrologist has been asked to investigate the feasibility for providing Hand Pump at Badhonighat and the same will be provided on receipt of site inspection report. In the meantime, drinking water facility has been provided to Middle School Badhonighat by the Department and a public hydrant has also been installed in Panchayat Ghar Badhonighat from LWSS Katholh Tujhar, he said.
He said that in addition to these mails, there are a number of requests received from people regarding shortage of water supply in their area. All such complaints are being enquired through respective SEs/ XENs. Such complaints received from the people of Village Balh Balwana, Village Majhon, VPO Bassi and Village Khan in Bilaspur, VPO Amb Pathiar in Kangra, Village Basoli in Una were enquired by IPH Department through their SEs/XENs and proper water supply has been maintained, he said.
He said that an e-mail was received from Smt.Nagaru Devi, who was working as Beldar in Sub Divisional Soil Conservation Office, Sarkaghat, Distt. Mandi. She requested for her transfer on medical grounds to her home town Jogindernagar as she was suffering from Gall Bladder Cancer. Her case was put-up on file to Chief Minister and she was transferred to Jogindernagar.