THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:The Corporation on Thursday conducted a file adalat to consider and give approval to long-pending applications. The council lounge was filled with the people who were denied building permits. Of the 165 applications registered in the adalat, only 109 applicants participated.
By evening all cases were considered of which 80 applications were settled in which 37 cases of building TC number, 9 cases of allotting UA number and 6 files related to building permits were settled. Seven files have been forwarded to the departments concerned to get approval related to government regulations and 7 applications have been sent to town planning section for their consideration.The maximum applications were related to engineering section. Six files related to revenue section and 3 applications related to health sections were cleared in applicants’ favour.
“There was an urgent need to settle these files. In this adalat the Corporation has decided to consider only the pending files of common folks. Flats and other huge building permits will not be considered here,” said Mayor V K Prasanth, during the inaugural function. Corproation Secretary S Deepa and the heads of three major sections of the corporation were present in the adalat to settle the matters.
Sukumaran Nair, a resident of Poojappura, was sanctioned an amount of `5,000 in the adalat as part of the biogas plant subsidy. He has applied for biogas subsidy on November 2017 in the health wing of the Corporation. “After a long wait I have received the cheque.
Though the Corporation had to pay `6,375 as part of the scheme, I received the reduced amount due to a change in government decision,” said Sukumaran.Such file adalats being organised by the Corporation helps in reducing the number of pending files making it easy for the public, said Mayor.