LG Calls For Proactive Measures To Resolve People’s Grievances

Jammu- The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Wednesday directed the officials of his administration to take proactive measures to resolve people’s grievances.

He made these remarks while interacting with the randomly selected individuals from across the UT during “LG’s Mulaqaat”- Live Grievance Hearing here at Civil Secretariat, an official spokesperson said.

The LG, he said, observed that public grievances are being addressed promptly through “LG’s Mulaqaat programme”. Sinha, he said, also maintained that
responsive governance and consequent accountability in the system have led to manifold increase in citizens’ complaints on JK-IGRAMS.

According to the spokesperson, the LG said that his government has taken all possible steps for public outreach and grievance redress efforts.

“LG Mulaqaat is playing a pivotal role in improving public policy, delivery of public services and encouraging the constructive participation of common man,” the LG said.

“DCs, HoDs & Administrative Secretaries have a constitutional duty and a moral obligation to see that every complaint from the citzens is addressed within a reasonable time frame. Regular performance & compliance audit would be a productive exercise to strengthen accountability structure,” he added.

The LG, as per the spokesperson directed the SSPs of all Districts to explore the possibility of organizing ‘Thana Diwas’, on the lines of Block Diwas to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability in policing.

In today’s LG Mulaqaat program, with the intervention of Lt Governor, an applicant from Kathua namely, Sh Rakesh Kumar will now receive his Old Age pension.

One Munish Badyal from Upper Roop Nagar Jammu projected the issue of non-availability of street lights the area, upon which the Lt Governor directed the Commissioner JMC to take appropriate action on priority.

On the issue put forth by Moolraj Chanayal from Udhampur regarding the completion of sewerage work, the Lt Governor directed the concerned DC to take the issue on priority and submit the action taken report within 10 days.

Ashish Singh of Ramban drew the attention of authorities pertaining to construction of Jawahar Navodhay Vidhyalaya School.The chair was informed that the work on the school will be started in the month of April.

On the issue projected by Ummer Hussain Bhat from Anantnag pertaining to the toilet facility at Toll Plaza Qazigund, the Lt Governor directed the concerned officers to take the appropriate action in this regard.

Similarly, redressing the grievance of Mohammad Maqbool Mir from Kulgam regarding better road connectivity in his area, the Lt Governor said the work would be taken up on priority.

Several applicants appreciated the LG led administration for resolving their grievances. Around two lakh grievances have been received in the last one year. Srinagar, Jammu, Baramulla, Anantnag, Pulwama emerged as top 5 performing districts in grievance redressal.

Disaster Management Relief, Rehabilitation & Reconstruction; School Education; Higher Education; GAD; Health & Medical Education, besides Relief Commissioner Migrant J&K, Chief Engineers Distribution of KPDCL & JPDCL; CE PWD ( R&B) Kashmir, J&K Bank, are among best performing Administrative Departments and HoDs for effectively redressing the public grievances.

Dedicates 6 Power Infrastructure Projects To People

The Union Territory Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Wednesday dedicated 6 Power Infrastructure Projects costing Rs. 64.10 crores to the public.

These inaugurated projects will add another 660 MVA capacity to the existing power systems in Jammu region and include new 400 MVA, 220/132 KV Power Transformer at Gladni Grid Station, besides new 50 MVA, 132/33 KV Power Transformers each at Gladni, Canal, Bari Brahmana-I; Jaurian and Akhnoor Grid Stations.

Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor highlighted that the Gladni Grid Station- -the Gateway of Electric Power to J&K has witnessed long-due capacity augmentation of 400 MVA after almost 14 years.

“In addition to the installation of 400 MVA power transformer at 220 KV level, as a major relief to inhabitants of Jammu city, the department has created additional capacity by way of installation of 50 MVA power transformer at 132 kV level at the same grid station, which will particularly cater to the increased summer demand mainly of domestic and commercial installations of Jammu”, he added.

The Lt Governor further said that these new projects will benefit more than 6 lakh population of Jammu and the additional capacity augmentation at Gladni and Canal station will ensure quality power to several areas of Jammu city. ‘The addition of three new power transformers of 50 MVA capacity each (Jaurian, Akhnoor & Canal) shall ensure sufficient and reliable power supply in the rural border areas of Jammu Region’, he added.

It was also informed that the 50 MVA power transformer installed and commissioned in the industrial area of Bari Brahmana is another step towards ensuring adequate power capacities to boost Industrial Growth.

“16 new sub-stations have also been built to provide adequate power to the existing industries, ensuring sustained economic activities”, the Lt Governor observed.

The Lt Governor further noted that last year till December 2021, the UT administration was able to achieve the capacity augmentation of up to 231.5 MVA, but in the last three months, it has been increased to 601.5 MVA, which has strengthened the power system in the industrial areas of Jammu, Samba and Ghatti.

The Lt Governor observed that inauguration of a string of power projects in the last three months in both Jammu and Kashmir Division is a testimony to the UT government's commitment to improve the quality of life of 1.25 crore citizens of J&K.

He further said that the UT administration is taking revolutionary steps to ensure energy security for the people of J&K and a systematic programme of adding, upgrading and improving the distribution and transmission infrastructure is going on across the UT.

“As a result, in the transmission sector, a total capacity addition of 2540 MVA has been achieved at different voltage levels by way of creation/augmentation of 33 no. grid sub stations. Similarly, in the distribution sector, a cumulative capacity addition of 2260 MVA has been achieved by way of creation/augmentation of 225 no. 33/11 kV Receiving Stations, besides addition/augmentation of 6475 no. Distribution Transformers”, he added.

The Lt Governor observed that the measures will not only resolve the power crises in peak season but will also open a host of employment opportunities by meeting the growing demand for opening of new industries in the UT.

On the occasion, the Lt Governor complimented the J&K Power Development Department for setting new standards in project planning and execution. He commended the efforts of employees for completing the installation and commissioning of the new 400 MVA transformer at 220 kV level 400 MVA at Gladni Grid Station a month before the stipulated deadline.

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