Collector T. Soundiah has instructed senior officials of all the departments to attend the public grievances redress meetings held on every Monday without fail.

The meetings hereafter would begin at 10.30 a.m. and officials designated for the meeting should participate, he said here on Monday.

The petitions submitted during the grievances meetings should be processed within a week and the petitioners should be informed about the action taken to redress their grievances quickly, he said.

There should not be any unnecessary delays in the processing of grievance petitions, he instructed.

A large number of people participated in the meeting held here on Monday. People waited in serpentine queues to submit their petitions. The administration received over 500 petitions during the meeting.

A majority of the petitions were submitted seeking free house sites, basic amenities, new family cards, old age pension, widow pension, financial assistance for differently abled persons, electricity connections, and credit-linked subsidy from the Tamil Nadu Adi Dravidar Housing and Development Corporation.

The Collector also disbursed welfare assistance to the tune of Rs. 13.30 lakh to 94 beneficiaries during the meeting. The assistance included free house site pattas worth Rs. 10.80 lakh to 54 beneficiaries.

District Revenue Officer P. Kumaravel Pandian and senior officials were present during the meeting.

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