As many as 300 people attended Janaspandana programme held by District in-charge minister Dr H C Mahadevappa on Monday.
Complaints regarding electricity, water and infrastructure problems in their localities, delay in khata transfer and work at government office ruled the meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that as per Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s instructions, district authority has to conduct Jana Samparka Sabha and Jana Spandana.
He said, “A mass contact programme would be held once in a month in these hoblis in turns. The intention of holding Janaspandana mass contact programmes is to take the administration and government facilities to the doorsteps of the people. Henceforth, the district administration would he holding Janaspandana programmes regularly. It was only when the elected representatives learn about the problems of the people in the Janaspandana programmes that they would be able to discuss the issues in a proper manner in the KDP meetings.
“During the public grievance meet, we will try and focus on finding solutions to problems and provide facilities to people. I have instructed the officials to resolve complaints received by people at the earliest. Officers should be more responsive to the problems of the people,” he added.
Besides discussing issues concerning people, Mahadevappa distributed pension cheques to 35 people. “Steps will be taken to provide pensions to the beneficiaries at the earliest. Pension adalats will be held regularly in the district.”
When he came to know that almost 80 villages in the district did not have a burial ground, the minister assured that he will see to it that a proper place is finalised for the burial ground and developed on priority basis.
Deputy Commissioner D Randeep, MLA Vasu, Superintendent of Police Abhinav Khare and officers from various departments were present.