Overwhelming response to Prajavani
The weekly grievance redressal programme ‘Prajavani’ has been evoking good response in East Godavari district.
Kakinada: The weekly grievance redressal programme ‘Prajavani’ has been evoking good response in East Godavari district. The ‘Prajavani’ programme ensured quick and quality response to petitioners due to the participation of District Collector and senior officials.
The involvement of middle men and red tapism is also reduced to a large extent as complainants are directly submitting the petitions. Besides this an acknowledgement slip is given to the complainants and officials will regularly monitor the status of petitions received during the programme.
District Collector Neethu Prasad participated in the Prajavani programme held at the Collectorate here on Monday. In all 300 complainants brought their grievances to the notice of the Collector. The Collector received the complaints, endorsed and forwarded them to the officials concerned for necessary action.
Elderly persons from Jagannadhagiri village in Kajaluru mandal complained that social security pensions of 159 persons were stopped. Neethu Prasad directed the officials to renew their pensions, to pay the pending dues and transport charges to the elderly people and to ensure that they safely reach the village. The Collector said that pensions were stopped due to technical reasons and assured them with payment in 10 days.
The Collector distributed a tricycle and a sewing machine to a handicapped girl and directed the Disabled Welfare AD to take measures for providing loan to the girl. She asked the officials to provide jobs to handicapped persons and single women.
The Collector told the officials to approach Durga Somu Charitable Trust for providing medicines worth Rs 500 per month to handicapped child suffering with neurological disease. She presented commendation certificate to handicapped athlete A Shantha Kumar for excelling in State-level shot-put event.
Responding to a complaint on dowry harassment, the Collector instructed the officials to file a case on the accused and extend government schemes to the two children of the victim.
Collector presents laptops to handicapped students
Neethu Prasad presented laptops to two physically handicapped students who were pursuing higher education. It may be noted that Disabled Welfare department has sanctioned the laptops on the occasion of World Physically Challenged Day on December 3. Laptops were presented to Kolli Rambu of Srikakulam who is pursing PhD in Andhra University and Patanala Ravi of Vizianagaram who is pursuing B Ed. The laptops will enable the visually challenged students to learn using Braille script.
Farmers Empowerment Meetings
District Collector Neethu Prasad announced that Farmers Empowerment Meetings will be held at all villages in the district from December 10 to 17. She said that loan waiver bonds will be distributed to the farmers during the meetings.
Speaking with the reporters during the ‘Praja Darbar’ progamme held here on Monday, the Collector said that government released guidelines for the meets. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will conduct a video conference on loan waiver on Tuesday from 10. 30 am to 1:30 pm.
The Collector said that Grama Sabhas will be held in the villages to review the status of complaints received during Janmabhoomi programme, to distribute pensions and Hudhud cyclone compensation. Besides this Swachh Bharat, water conservation, education, Jan Dhan Yojana, Neeru-Chettu, irrigation facilities for Rabi crop and others issues will be taken up.
The Collector said that six-member committee constituted at village-level must attend the programme.