SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said that the growing trust of the citizens in the grievance redressal mechanism of the government is an indication of an efficient administrative system with responsiveness, and reliability.

LG Sinha was interacting with the citizens who had registered their grievances on JKIGRAMS during the ‘LG’s Mulaqaat – Live Public Grievance Hearing’ at the civil secretariat on Monday.

“Responsiveness is crucial for the various administrative departments to ensure quality life, and socio-economic growth. Implementation of all the welfare schemes, based on the principles of transparency and integrity, is fostering inclusive development,” the Lt Governor said.

The Lt Governor also reviewed the action taken by the Deputy Commissioners and concerned officials on the past grievances received from the citizens and directed them to look into the unresolved complaints/cases and submit action-taken reports to Lt Governor’s secretariat.

“Deputy Commissioners should also monitor the Kissan Sampark Abhiyan in the Districts. Swachhta Abhiyan must be the priority of district administrations,” he added.

LG Sinha also took appraisal of the Power scenario in UT, efforts being put in to end the practice of beggary, saturation of Unique Identity Card and reducing the gap in granting old age pension.

Road accidents due to old and dilapidated vehicles should be looked into seriously to reduce the accidents, he added.

The Lt Governor appreciated the efforts of all officials and stakeholders for the smooth conduct of Muharram and the ongoing Amarnath Yatra and also reviewed the preparations of District administrations, all the departments for the Independence Day celebration.

Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; R K Goyal, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department; Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary to Lt Governor; Administrative Secretaries; Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, SSPs, HoDs and other senior officers were present during the interaction, in person and through virtual mode.

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