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Jan Manch witnesses large public participation in Himachal Pradesh

Statesman News Service | Shimla |

Around 3,600 cases were received during the fourth Jan Manch in Himachal Pradesh.

Most of the cases were disposed of on the spot and rest were sent to the departments for speedy disposal.

The Jan Manch, fourth in the series, was organised across the state on Sunday, in which people participated in good numbers. The Speaker, HP Assembly and all the cabinet ministers presided over the programme in different districts.

Besides, Allopathic and Ayurvedic medical camps and blood donation camps were also organised in which a large number of people turned out for medical check-up.

Free LPG connections were provided to women under Grihani Suvidha Yojna. Various types of certificates were also issued besides registering the youth clubs and providing HP domicile certificate during this programme.

Speaker, HP Assembly Dr Rajiv Bindal presided over the Jan Manch at Skiba in Pooh Sub-Division of Kinnaur district. Around 650 people of ten Panchayats of the area presented their cases and most of the issues were settled on the spot. Various departments issued certificates to the people on the spot and free 101 LPG connections were given to women.

Dr Bindal said that the state government has started the Jan Manch programme to reach out directly to the masses. The immediate redressal of their grievances and other developmental issues were being accorded top priority.

He directed the officers to give added attention for speedy disposal of the complaints and other issues raised by people during Jan Manch. As many as 432 cases were received during the Jan Manch out of which 211 were settled on the spot.

The Revenue department prepared certificates and pension cases were also cleared on this occasion. The Health and Ayurveda departments organised health camps to facilitate the people for primary health check up. Lok Sabha MP from Mandi Ram Swaroop Sharma was also present during the programme.

Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj, who presided the Jan Manch at Mazra in Nahan constituency of Sirmaur district, said that effective steps were being taken to fill up vacant posts of teachers in educational institutions on batch wise basis.

Besides, the posts of teachers were also being filled up by direct recruitment through HP Subordinate Services Selection Commission, Hamirpur.

He said that posts of teachers in the tribal and remote areas would be filled up through school management committees so that studies of the students did not suffer to vacancy of teachers.

As many as 281 cases were registered at Mazra out of which some cases were settled on the spot and rest has been referred to the concerned departments for redressal in ten days.