All the departments have been directed to address the grievances of the people without making them run from one office to other, stated Chief Minister, Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu while listening to the grievances of the people at Dhawali village in Dharampur assembly segment of Mandi district on Thursday.
He said that the government has constituted the ‘ Mukhya Mantri Sukhashray Sahayta Kosh’ to Chief Minister’s Sukhashraya Sahayata Kosh with an outlay of Rs. 101 crore so that the facility of higher education could be provided to needy children and destitute women. The state government will bear the expenditure on skill development education, higher education and vocational training of such children in engineering colleges, IIIT, NIT, IIM, IIT, polytechnic institutes, nursing and degree colleges etc.
A notification has already been issued by the state government to provide ‘festival grant’ of Rs. 500 to the residents of Child Care Institutions, Nari Seva Sadan, Shakti Sadan and Old Age Homes to celebrate the festivals, said he. In our first Cabinet, the State Government announced to implement ‘Old Pension Scheme’ for its employees to ensure the social security and humanity of over 1.36 lakh NPS employees of the State, said the Chief Minister.
He also gathered information from the public representatives and the officers about the pace of development activities in the area.
Also present on the occasion were CPS, Sanjay Awasthi, MLA, Chandershekhar, and other dignitaries, besides the district level officers.