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Mukhi stresses on speedy disposal of public grievances in BTAD area

By Correspondent

KOKRAJHAR, June 23 - The Governor of Assam Prof Jagdish Mukhi on his second visit to Kokrajhar after taking over the charge on the dissolution of the BTC government asked the administrator of BTAD Rajesh Prasad to see that the public complaints should get swiftly attended to and no complaint is left undisposed.

During his day-long visit on Monday, the Governor also attended a public hearing on several burning issues related to the area at a �public durbar� at BTC Secretariat in Kokrajhar where he heard public grievances and asked administrative functionaries for their immediate disposal. Representatives of as many as 48 organisations from social, cultural, religious, political, linguistic and student bodies took part in the �public durbar�. He also directed all the DCs in four BTAD districts including SDPOs in their respective jurisdiction to take steps for solving the problems of the people for a citizen-friendly governance and take a responsive approach to the grievances of citizens to ensure time-bound action.

He also held a high level meeting with the Administrator, Principal Secretary, IGP, DIG, DCs, SPs of BTAD, PCCF, Army, CRPF and SSB officers for ensuring coordinated work for public welfare besides reviewing security issues and the law-and-order situation of the area.

Talking to mediapersons, Prof Mukhi informed that all the VCDCs, Central Selection Board and TCLCC have been already dissolved. He revealed about grievances regarding misappropriation of job cards under MGNREGA for which the responsibility of VCDCs have been shifted to the concerned BDOs and the Administrator has to look into it so that the job cards are distributed to the genuine beneficiaries within seven days. At the same time he informed that out of the nine Municipal Boards, four have been dissolved due to completion of terms and are to be looked after by the Executive Officers. He also said that the PM�s flagship programmes and several welfare schemes are to be effectively carried out to achieve the PMs target of doubling farmers income by 2022.

Mukhi further said that to strengthen Project �Hariyali�, 40 lakh plants are to be planted in BTAD of which 13 lakh plants have been planted in several areas of BTAD. In this connection, he took part in the plantation of 550 saplings in Bodoland University campus at Kokrajhar, he said adding that any kind of transportation of wood has been totally banned from this area and recently 31 wood smugglers have been arrested, 13 saw mills have been seized and 58 vehicles have been also seized.

Besides, Prof. Mukhi visited the Municipal Market dedicated to the public recently and hailed the efforts of the BTC administration and informed that a part of the market will also be earmarked for the women vendors only in Kokrajhar while lift facilities will also be installed soon to be used by senior citizens. The campaign �I Love Kokrajhar� being initiated by the BTC Administration has been hailed for the use of NLCPR scheme and make Kokrajhar clean, green and healthy town, he said.

The Governor also directed the DC of Kokrajhar to prepare a list for all migrant workers and set vocations of employability and asked the Administrator to allot job card to migrant workers in BTAD area as a result of COVID-19 situation. He has also revealed that around 8,700 migrant workers have so far enlisted of which around 3,600 have been allotted job cards in BTAD.

He also asked the concerned departments and officers to strictly implement the advisories of the Health department and ensure availability of necessary safety measures to combat spread of COVID-19.

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