The district administration will host the mass contact programme of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on October 25 on the premises of the Civil Station, Kakkanad. The date was finalised after the Chief Minister held a video conference with Excise minister K Babu and District Collector P I Sheik Pareeth. The Collector said that he had issued directions to all departments to ensure the smooth conduct of the programme in the district.
“There won’t be a separate inaugural function for the programme. Every department will have separate counters. The MPs and MLAs from the district will participate in the programme which is scheduled to start by 9 am. The Chief Minister will receive complaints from the public from 9 am till 1 pm in the first session. The second session will start from 2 pm and will last till 5 pm,” he said.
The Collector also said that the Chief Minister will directly meet some of the complainants who had submitted their grievances earlier, as certain complaints can be solved only through his direct intervention.
“The government orders on the decision taken on those complaints which have been settled at the level of the officials and Ministers will be distributed through separate counters. The fund allotted as part of the Chief Minister’s relief fund will also be distributed during the programme,” he said.
He added that the Chief Minister had also directed to specially consider the grievances related to the requests for waiving interest in the educational loans.
Several departments are sorting out the complaints ahead of the mass contact programme.
“The senior officials representing the state and district level administration of the departments will assist the Chief Minister when the cases coming under their department are considered. The authorities have received 3245 complaints in the present edition of the programme. “Around 600 complaints can be solved only with the direct intervention of the Chief Minister,” said the Collector.