“Revenue officials will camp in a panchayat union on a particular day and redress grievances of the people’’

‘Assured Maximum Service to Marginal People in All Villages’, or AMMA, for short. This is the name of a new scheme of the State government’s Revenue Department which was inaugurated on February 24, coinciding with the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa’s birthday.

Under the AMMA scheme, officials will go to the people to deliver government services. An official press release on Saturday said that at present, people often went to the tahsildar’s office several times to make representations, but had to return without meeting the officials concerned. While this caused a delay in getting their work done, the situation of the poor and aged was particularly worrisome.

As part of this scheme, revenue officials would camp in a panchayat union on a particular day and redress the grievances of the people relating to old age pension, patta transfer, free house site pattas, birth and death certificates and community certificates on the spot. Also, problems relating to family cards and drinking water supply would be looked into and solutions found, the release said. Meanwhile, the Chief Minister handed over the keys of 34 jeeps and cars purchased for the Economics and Statistics Department at a cost of Rs.1.81 crore and 11 jeeps procured for Rs.85 lakhs for the Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department, the press release said.

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