Delhi PGC exhorted to concentrate on redressal of grievances of poor

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New Delhi, Sep 19 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today exhorted the Delhi Public Grievances Commission to concentrate on redressal of grievances of poor.

Releasing the inaugural issue of the quarterly magazine 'Sulabh Samadhan', published by the PGC, Ms Dikshit called upon people to come forward and approach the Commission to file their complaints relating to issue of ration cards, basic amenities like water, electricity, sewage, sanitation, transport and encroachment on Government land and difficulties in respect of GPF and Pension matters.

The Commission would be able to provide suitable solution at the earliest, she assured.

Ms Dikshit said the Commission has been able to establish its relevance through its actions and accuracy. It has also provided an effective medium to the people of Delhi to file their complaints about style of functioning, corruption and excesses of officers and employees of the city Government. The Commission has also helped in enhancing transparency in various Departments of Delhi Government.

The Commission is also an Appellate Body under Delhi Right to Information Act, 2001 which empowers citizens of Delhi to directly approach the Commission in case of denial of information by the various Departments.

Speaking on the occasion, PGC Chairman Baleswar Rai said the Commission has been able to redress various complaints in shortest possible time, which has increased satisfaction level of the complainants. He stressed upon the need of giving statutory status to the Commission to make it more purposeful and people friendly.

The Chief Minister expressed confidence that the new bilingual magazine would be able to disseminate scope and activities of the Commission.

Mr Rai, who was present along with other members, said the new magazine would be brought out regularly and the Commission would strive hard to make available its copies to the people as the magazine is meant for free distribution.

UNI

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