Uttarakhand News

Govt. to hike grants to freedom fighters, DM to hear public grievances first Tuesday of each month

The Uttarakhand government have unanimously decided to hike the grants to freedom fighters for their granddaughters’ marriage from Rs 4,000 to Rs 50,000. The decision came in the cabinet meeting chaired by CM Trivendra Singh Rawat. The cabinet, on Thursday, also took number of decisions aimed at the welfare of the public, Urban Development Minister and spokesman of the state government Madan Kaushik said.

The cabinet have also decided to hold ‘Tehsil Diwas’ in each district where district magistrate will personally hear out grievances of the public and provide swift resolution to the issues. In addition to that, the cabinet have also decided to make it mandatory for ministers in-charge of particular districts to visit their respective districts to access the progress regarding the proper redressal of public grievances.

This came after Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu expressed his dismay at the rate at which the development work is being done in Uttarakhand, especially regarding Swacch Bharat Mission. He asked the respective authorities to speed up their work. During his visit, Mr. Naidu also over sanction orders of over Rs 51 crore under various schemes to the state government.

Inputs from New Indian Express