Newmai News Network
IMPHAL, May 13: The Chief Minister of Manipur, N Biren Singh is all set to meet the general public and address their grievances following the ‘People’s Day’ initiative which aims at giving the citizens access to government functionaries as well as legislators.
As announced earlier, the Chief Minister will meet the general public to attend to their grievances on the day from 10 am to 4 pm.
On the day the Chief Minister, the Deputy Chief Minister, Ministers, the Chief Secretary, the DGP, administrative secretaries, the Heads of Departments, the Deputy Commissioners, the SPs and the SDOs and BDOs will meet the general public in their respective offices from 10 am to 4 pm to place their grievances or issues.
“The noble step has been taken up by the State Government in order to make elected leaders, top bureaucrats and officials of the State Government easily accessible to the general public,” the Chief Minister’s Secretariat informed.
It can be noted here that, on May 10 the Chief Minister had met the leaders and activists from the hill districts at his official residence.
Last month the Manipur Government had announced that on the 10th day of every month “hill representatives will be allowed to meet” Chief Minister, Manipur, N Biren Singh from 10 am to 4 pm. If the day is a holiday then the programme will be held on the next working day.
On May 10, the Chief Minister attended to the grievances of around 500 people representing around 50 different civil society organisations and villages from 8 am to 1 pm.
According to the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, the Chief Minister said that he took the decision of exclusively earmarking a day for hill people in view of the inconvenience faced by them in approaching the Chief Minister to directly highlight their woes.
Maintaining that no community is small or big, the Chief Minister contended that every ethnic community of the State should live with dignity and pride, and there is the State Government to help them.
The Chief Minister further informed that a file of xeroxed copies of all the written representations submitted by different civil society organisation leaders and village chiefs would be maintained in his office so that he may contact the official concerned at any time for follow-up action.
He appealed to his Council of Ministers and MLAs to resolve people’s woes by consulting them in a transparent manner.
Urging the elected leaders and Government officials to listen people’s complaints on People’s Day, N. Biren also urged them to publicize the schedule and venue of holding the day on the media one day in advance.
He further said that elaborate arrangements would be made in his official residence as well to organize the day on May 15.