Lt Governor Manoj
, during the fifth round of his ‘Mulaqaat-Live Public Grievance Hearing’ on Thursday, ordered stoppage of salary of the director of Kashmir division social welfare department, Bashir Ahmad Dar, as punishment for not releasing the wages of staff members of a Srinagar-based school for specially-abled children for several months.
The LG issued the order after a staffer of the said school raised the issue during the virtual hearing at Sinha’s official residence in Jammu. Senior administrative officer Veer Ji Hangloo coordinated the whole interactive session from the Technical Studio there.
Another youth from
complained that the power development department has sent them inflated power bills, including
for late payments, whereas the department itself defaulted on issuance of bills, delaying the same for two months.
Reacting to this issue equally seriously, the LG immediately ordered that the surcharge amount be recovered from the assistant engineer concerned.
Several other people, who raised their issues with the LG, also got instant solutions. They all came out of the session happy with an “extremely responsive LG”.
The LG’s ‘Mulaqaat-Live Public Grievance Hearing’ initiative is a step towards gaining people’s trust under Jammu and Kashmir Integrated Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (JK-IGRAMS), which ensures on-the-spot directions for disposal of grievances of people.