People Leave Venue Disappointed After Bureaucrats Fail To Turn Up

SRINAGAR – 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)

Be Part of Quality Journalism

Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.