Three months on, CM window in Panchkula receives 800 complaints

As many as 10-15 complaints are now being received every day at the window.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: April 11, 2015 5:20 am

Three months after it was launched, the total number of complaints submitted at the CM window in the Mini-Secretariat in Panchkula has crossed 800, with the maximum complaints regarding illegal encroachments of land, demand for regularization of jobs and other civic issues.

According to the data, as many as 824 complaints were submitted at the window since it was launched on December 25, last year, out of which 220 were directed to the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Vivek Atray, as they were related to the district administration, while the rest, 604 sent to other state departments. Out of the total 220, as many as 81 are under process, and 41 were disposed off.

The complaints range from property disputes to civic issues, however, encroachments on Shamlat land, and property disputes remained the most common issue raised by the residents. It is significant to note that the total complaints were around 379 till February, and the number has almost doubled in last one month. As many as 10-15 complaints are now being received every day at the window.

After Kalka MLA, Latika Sharma, Commissioner of Police (CP), O P Singh, ACP Jagtar Singh highlighted the civic issues through the CM window, the recent complainants include, the priest of Mansa Devi temple, the Computer operators and members of the Computer teachers Welfare Association, who are working on contractual basis, and demanding that the government should provide them regular jobs.

Meanwhile, the fly-menace in villages of Barwala due to the large number of Poultry farms, problem of stray dogs, increasing number of dog bite cases, maintenance of parks and roads are also among other main concern of the residents, who are submitting complainants at the CM window. There are some complaints regarding matrimonial disputes and dowry cases as well.

Among the 41 cases which were disposed off, included, case of one of the residents, whose salary was allegedly withheld by the IDBI Bank on some account for a period of two months and the other was from two female students of Government Girls College, Sector-14 who alleged that their Hostel Warden did not return the security amount taken at the time of admission. Both were disposed off, following intervention of the administration.

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