The district administration has initiated steps to strengthen delivery of public services at the doorstep of the people.
Sources said as part of decentralisation and democratisation, the administration has taken the laudable initiative to bring governance closer to the remotest parts of the district.
Asserting that her administration is committed to take governance to the doorstep of the people and of creating a more transparent administration, deputy commissioner Keerthi Jalli said, “It is often seen that many local issues do not come to the fore. It costs money and time to travel from remote villages to district headquarters to get the issues resolved. Hence, it was felt that governance can go to these villages to get a first-hand knowledge of local issues and concerns.”
Under the pilot programme of Jonogoner Dware Sushason (governance at your doorstep), the deputy commissioner, with heads of different departments in tow, is visiting remote and inaccessible places to inquire into problems, which would, in turn, enable the administration formulate a development plan in the upcoming fiscal
Various schemes like PM-KISHAN, KCC and Jan Dhan Yojana are being highlighted to create awareness among the public.
In such outreach programmes, Jalli gives a patient hearing to the problems facing the local people. Assuring them of all possible help and support, she also makes impassioned plea to the people to come forward and to extend support to the administration in fulfilling their hopes and aspirations.
“Delivering well on the core areas of governance is a mark of good governance. All public servants strive to govern well and lead our people towards progress. Being closest to the people, we, the public servants, have the special role of translating national and state policies, plans and programs into concrete and visible actions for our people. Let us all work together to uplift the lives of our citizens. Let us all aim to build inclusive, equitable, resilient and sustainable communities,” Jalli added.
Assistant commissioner Parikshit Phukan, who is a regular member of Team Hailakandi touring far-flung areas said, “Though the district administration holds Public Grievance Redressal Day every Tuesday, it is difficult for the people from remote areas of the district to come to the district headquarters to air their grievances. That is why the administration has embarked on a mission to move closer to the people living in remote areas to listen to their woes and resolve local issues. It’s the best way to feel the pulse of the people and to understand the real issues at hand.”