Srinagar, Feb 20, KNT: Scores of people who had arrived here in Kashmir capital Srinagar from far flung areas for the redressal of their grievances left the venue disappointed as the two administrative secretaries failed to attend the ‘darbar’.
In a bid to address and listen to the grievances of common people, Government of Jammu and Kashmir had made a schedule for the month of February 2020 public. From different platforms, this initiative on part of the government was given much hype. In the schedule it was mentioned that administrative secretaries will meet people both in Jammu and Srinagar and will listen and address their grievances. Gandhi Nagar is the venue in Jammu and for the people in Kashmir Valley; they were advised to visit Banquet Hall Srinagar.
The schedule for the hearing of public grievances by the Administrative Secretaries had gone well with the people who welcomed this initiative on part of the government. Every day, one or two administrative secretaries meet people but since Feb 3, when bureaucrats started meeting people, some administrative secretaries, much to the discomfort of the people failed to turn up.
On Thursday, scores of people from far flung areas had arrived at Banquet Hall Srinagar to meet Principal Secretary to the Government, Revenue Department, Dr Pawan Kotwal and Secretary to the Government, Power Development Department, M.Raju, but both these administrative secretaries didn’t turn up.
People were disappointed and left the venue in a huff. “We had arrived from Kutligam Beerwah to highlight the worst power scenario, but the official concerned didn’t arrive at the venue,” said Abdul Gani to Kashmir News Trust.
A resident from Aishmuqam Anantnag said that they arrived at the venue at around 9:30- half an hour earlier, but even after waiting for 4 hours, administrative secretary didn’t turn up.
When contacted, Secretary to the Government, Power Development Department, M.Raju told KNT that he is in New Delhi in connection with a court case and thus was unable to meet people at Banquet Hall Srinagar. Another Administrative Secretary Dr Pawan Kotwal could not be contacted for his comments. (KNT)