PPBM demands to hold meetings of sub-divisional grievances redressal committees on zoom
Also demands to start public dealings by holding virtual meetings on zoom during the office hours
Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal (PPBM) state secretary Mohinder Aggarwal to write to Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh giving a suggestion to direct local authorities to start holding virtual meetings
Ludhiana: Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal (PPBM) state secretary Mohinder Aggarwal has stated that the general public including traders are facing it difficult to get their problems/issues redressed over the period.
In a statement issued here today, he added that the situation has grimed after the covid-19 pandemic as the government authorities have stopped public dealings in their respective offices.
He said there exists grievances redressal committees at the sub-division levels but these committees are seen inactive over the period. Citing an example, he has stated that no meeting of sub-divisional grievances redressal committee of Ludhiana (West) has taken place since November 20, 2017 despite repeated requests, resulting to which a large number of grievances are lying pending. As a result, the general public is facing harassment.
Aggarwal said under the prevailing circumstances people in general, especially traders, businessman, factory owners, social and religious activists are being debarred from taking up their issues through nominated members of all political parties, social institutions and public related organizations etc.
He admitted that the local bureaucrats have stopped public dealing at their respective offices in view of the covid-19 pandemic but at the same time some alternative should be there. He suggested that the local authorities should start public dealings by holding virtual meetings on zoom during the office hours. The meetings of sub-divisional grievances redressal committees should also be held in a similar manner to ensure timely and speedy redressal of grievances/complaints, he added.
He said he would be writing soon to Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh in this regard. He hoped that the chief minister will accede to his demand in the larger public interest.