SHILLONG, Oct 11: In a move that is expected to bring governance closer to the people, the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma met people the newly opened Chief Minister’s Secretariat at Tura for the very first time on Thursday.
The office has been set up at Commissioner of Divisions Office at Dakopgre, Tura where Conrad will be available to meet the people of Garo Hills every time he is in Tura.
“A lot of people from far flung areas of Garo Hills come to Shillong to submit applications and proposals. It is time consuming and puts a lot of financial burden on them. Through this office, people from Garo Hills can apprise or send their letter of request to me or submit proposals,” Conrad had said while attending the office for the first time.
During the day, Conrad met several people in the newly opened office.
Conrad also informed that he in the near future, he will interact with visitors in Tura through technology integration. “The idea is to bring people closer to the administration and government and ensure that their problems, concerns and issues are heard,” he added.
He asserted that his government’s endeavour has been to ensure that maximum benefit of different welfare schemes and programmes reach out to the people. “I will issue necessary instruction to officials to provide information and assist them in availing benefits of different government programmes and schemes. Our effort will be to help people in need and assist them in providing information, so that they are equipped and can follow up their cases accordingly,” he said.
The Tura CM’s Secretariat will function on all weekdays. A dedicated officer has been posted at Tura CM’s office, who would receive proposals, request for appointment with CM and other related matters, which the Chief Minister is to be apprised of.