Chief Minister thanks public for supporting Lok Suraaj
Raipur, 31 March 2018
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Dr Raman Singh has expressed gratitude to people of the state for their support during state-wide Lok Suraaj Abhiyan, which went on for nearly two and a half year. He said that like previous years, this year also the largest and the only campaign of the country to have dialogue and bridge between government and public was executed successfully. Active public participation in the campaign is making the dream of good governance come true.
On the concluding day of this campaign, Dr Singh said in his message of gratitude to public that Lok Suraaj is a campaign of mutual communication, wherein interaction with farmers, labourers, youth, students and all the sections of societies leads to better understanding of their hopes and expectations, and thereby helping government to formulate and implement schemes for public welfare in a better manner. It is the biggest campaign of the country for social audit and on-field review of scheme. Dr Singh has thanked State Government’s ministers, parliamentary secretaries, all the MLAs, MP, three-tier panchayats, elected representatives of urban bodies and also print and electronic media for their support and contribution.
Chief Minister said- in this campaign, Chief Secretary and In-charge Secretaries, along with state-level, district-level, tehsil, block and gram panchayat-level officials and employees have also made commendable contribution. Collectors and their teams have also made dedicated efforts to make this campaign successful. He said- from year 2005, State Government has been reaching out to public every year during summer season in a time bound manner, in some way or the other. What started with Gram Suraaj Abhiyan, took the shape of Gram Suraaj along with Nagar Suraaj, and since year 2015 combined campaign- Lok Suraaj Abhiyan is being conducted.
This campaign was organized in three phases. In the first phase from January 12 to 14, 30 lakh 10 thousand 715 applications were received from gram panchayats and urban bodies. In the second phase, these applications were redressed by departments concerned, from January 15 to March 11. Nearly 99 per cent of the applications have been redressed. The third phase which went on from March 11 to March 31, 1811 redressal camps were organized across the state. This includes, 1182 camps were held among 10 gram panchayats in rural areas. In urban areas, 629 redressal camps were held. In these redressal camps, subsidies and goods etc were distributed under various government schemes. In the third phase of the campaign, Chief Minister paid surprise visit to seven villages via helicopter and interacted with villagers at chaupal. He also attended 25 redressal camps and made several announcements development of villages. He chaired joint review meetingsin 12 district headquarters for review of development works of 27 districts.