Officials will receive petitions at villages on Tuesdays
The Assured Maximum Service to Marginalized People in All villages (AMMA) scheme was launched at Kodaganallur near here on Tuesday by Collector C. Samayamoorthy. Special camps attended by senior government officials were also conducted in the 10 other taluks in the district.
The specialty of this programme is that government officials attached to all departments, led by taluk tahsildar will visit the villages to receive petitions from the public and provide solutions on the spot if the problems were found to be genuine.
Mr. Samayamoorthy said that the officials would meet the people in their villages itself on every Tuesday.
In the Kodganallur camp, 491 petitions were received and more than 90 per cent of the grievances such as plea for issue of orders for getting old age pension, community, nativity and income certificates were addressed on the spot.
District Revenue Officer B. Uma Maheshwari, Revenue Divisional Officer A. Perumal, tahsildar M. Kathiresan among others participated.
Special camps were also organised at Munneerpallam (Palayamkottai taluk), Perumalpatti (Sankarankoil), Chokkampatti (Tenkasi), Puliyarai (Shencottai), Thenmalai I (Sivagiri), Vadakku Kaavalaakurichi (Veerakeralamputhur), Subbiahpuram and Kaasikkuvaaiththaan (Alangulam), Vairaavikulam (Ambasamudram), Karanthaneri (Nanguneri) and Samooharengapuram (Radhapuram).
The district administration has planned to conduct a two-day training programmes for the representatives of local bodies to ensure successful implementation of AMMA scheme. In statement, Collector S.Nagarajan said that a team led by a tahsildar would select a revenue village on every Tuesday and hear the grievances regarding issuance of free house site pattas, old age pension, patta transfer, obtaining Kisan credit card, birth and death certificates and income certificate, drinking water problem, road facility etc,. These grievances would be forwarded to the officials concerned so that the petitioners need not spend time and money to give their petitions at the Collectorate at the weekly grievance redress meeting on Mondays.
The training programme would be conducted for the representatives of local bodies in Kalkulam and Vilavancode taluks on Wednesday, and for those from Agastheeswaram and Thovalai on Thursday.