Admin issues revised schedule for public hearings by advisors

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Grievances referred to Raj Bhawan to be monitored by principal secy

JAMMU: The state administration on Tuesday issued the revised schedule for weekly public hearings to be conducted by the advisors to the governor in Srinagar and Jammu.
According to an order issued by the Principal Secretary Grievances, Rohit Kansal, in Kashmir, Advisor to Governor, B B Vyas shall hear public grievances every Monday from 11 am to 1 pm; Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai shall hear public grievances every Thursday from 11 am to 1 pm and Advisor to Governor, K K Sharma shall hear public grievances every Friday from 10 am to 12 noon at JK Governor’s Grievance Cell, Church Lane.
Similarly, in Jammu, Advisor to the Governor, B B Vyas shall hear public grievances every Friday from 10 am to 12 noon; Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar shall hear public grievances every Thursday from 10 am to 12 noon; Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai shall hear public grievances every Monday from 10 am to 12 noon; Advisor to Governor, K K Sharma shall hear public grievances every Tuesday from 10 am to 12 noon at Banquet Hall, Canal Road, Jammu.
According to a separate order issued by the principal secretary grievances, principal secretary to the governor shall continue to monitor and supervise all such grievances as are referred to Raj Bhawan through different media. He shall also, wherever felt, continue to hold review to monitor the disposal of public grievances.
“Subject to any stipulation, Principal Secretary, Planning, Development & Monitoring Department (PD&MD) shall be overall in charge for the functioning of the grievance cell,” it said, adding that the cell shall continue to be serviced by the PMU (project management unit) headed by project director.
“Project Director PMU shall hold regular review meetings with all nodal officers to monitor the disposal of the public grievances by different departments. He shall also submit a fortnightly department-wise report on the progress of the departments in disposing of public grievances on the pre-decided format to the principal secretary to governor as well as principal secretary, PD&MD,” it said, adding that all administrative departments shall hold fortnightly reviews along with their concerned HoDs and subordinate offices to dispose-off all pending public grievances.
It further said that all the deputy commissioners shall keep aside at least one day of the week for disposal of public grievances and submit a report on pre-decided format to the project director, PMU regularly.