Berhampur, August 10 (LocalWire): The district administration in Ganjam has launched a new initiative, Mo Nibedan (my appeal), and have decided to hold fortnightly grievance redressal camps at the panchayat level.
Block-level officers, including block development officer, tehsildar, officers of other line departments, and the police will meet at the panchayat to hear and redress the grievances of the people.
The programme was kicked-off on Kranti Diwas, Friday, and grievance redressal camps were held in over 30 panchayats across the district on a pilot basis, on the first day of the launch.
“Presently the collector and other district level officers hold the grievance redressal camps at the block level. Since all the people are not able to attend the collector’s grievance camp at sub-divisional and block level, we have decided to conduct it at the panchayat level,” district collector Vijay Amruta Kulange said.
“It has been launched on an experimental basis. We will re-design the programme after reviewing the people’s response before holding the camp every alternative week,” he added.
“The main objective of the programme was that the people should present their grievance at their door level without coming to block or sub division.
This will also help create awareness about different welfare schemes of the government and to make field visit by the officers,” the collector said.
He also informed that the focus would also be on creating awareness about the welfare schemes of agriculture, horticulture, fisheries, veterinary and cooperative.
“While holding the grievance redressal camps at the panchayat level, the officers will get an opportunity to visit the fields at the block level and interact with people. This will help them gain knowledge and learn about the real problems of the villagers,” Kulange said.