Bangalore, Nov 12 (UNI) Appreciating the Janata Darshan programme initiated by his predecessor HD Kumaraswamy, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today said he too was planning to organise weekly Janata Darshan programme at district-level to mitigate the sufferings of the poor.
Addressing the first meeting of top officials immediately after taking charge of the state, Mr Yeddyurappa said he wanted the Janata Darshan programme to spread in the district-level also.
He said he would ask the District Incharge Ministers to devote at least one day for their district and listen to the grievances of the public.
Stating that he would not like people from far away places to come to the city spending money and wasting their time to get their problems solved, the Chief Minister said the problems should be redressed at their districts.
Asking the officials to speed up the completion of various welfare work and implementation of the budget programmes, Mr Yeddyurappa told the District Deputy Commissioners not to overstay in the state capital but return on the same day to their work places.
Sending a strong signal, the Chief Minister said he would not tolerate any lapses on part of the officials in implementing the budget programmes for the poor and strict implementation of the arrack ban.
He said a two-day brain storming session of officials would be convened after the formation of the cabinet to get their suggestions in providing a 'quality governance' to the people.