T’Malai complaint cell a hit within a week

TIRUVANNAMALAI: The complaint cell established by the district administration, aimed to eradicate irregularities in implementing government schemes and weeding out middle-men, who exploit bene

Published: 21st May 2012 01:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2012 10:28 PM   |  A+A-

TIRUVANNAMALAI: The complaint cell established by the district administration, aimed to eradicate irregularities in implementing government schemes and weeding out middle-men, who exploit beneficiaries, has received good response within three days of its launch, according to sources in the district administration.

They said the cell stopped a child marriage and took disciplinary action against two government employees for illegal activities, after complaints by victims from whom bribes were asked.

Collector Anshul Mishra, after establishing the cell on May 15, urged the public to post their grievances and inform about any irregularities in selecting beneficiaries for government welfare schemes. An official has been deployed to receive the telephonic complaints from 9 am to 9 pm on all days.

“We established the cell to implement schemes in a transparent manner. We will maintain the secrecy of the complainants,” Mishra told Express.

Within a day of establishment, officials received a complaint against a child marriage from Arni.

The Collector directed District Social Welfare Officer G Sailakshmi to conduct an inquiry into the complaint.

“We stopped the marriage and advised the parents to get their daughter married  with her consent after she turns 18,” said Sailakshmi.

So far, the cell has received 24 complaints. The public can contact the cell at this contact number- 9487666633.

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