TAMIL NADU

Grievance redress meet held at Kannadasan Nagar

HEARING THEIR VIEWS: Mayor M. Subramanian interacts with residents of Kannadasan Nagar at the grievance redress meet on Saturday. Chennai Corporation Commissioner Rajesh Lakhoni is in the picture.

HEARING THEIR VIEWS: Mayor M. Subramanian interacts with residents of Kannadasan Nagar at the grievance redress meet on Saturday. Chennai Corporation Commissioner Rajesh Lakhoni is in the picture.   | Photo Credit: — Photo: M. Vedhan

Staff Reporter

430 petitions received were dealt with immediately

CHENNAI: All requests for property tax assessment and birth and death certificates at a grievance redress meet organised by the Chennai Corporation at Kannadasan Nagar, north Chennai, on Saturday were dealt with immediately.

The novel initiative that was announced in the civic body’s recent budget aims at setting up interactive grievance redress forums every fortnight at various locations with officials from the local body and other public services.

Corporation Commissioner Rajesh Lakhoni recalled that almost all petitions received at the first such meet at Guindy Industrial Estate were attended to immediately.

Mayor M. Subramanian urged the participants to forward petitions that could be attended to immediately. Requests seeking shifting of Kodungaiyur dumping yard, for instance, would not be possible to fulfil. Tenders had been finalised for the construction of two compound walls, bridges and high-mast lamps at the dumping yard. The resolution regarding finalising of tenders for power generation, compost and bricks from the garbage at the yard would be adopted at the next council meet, he said.

Of the 839 petitions received from residents of wards 1, 2, 3 and 10 at the meet, 430 were dealt with immediately, according to a release. Almost a third of all the petitions were related to property tax assessment and changing the name of the assessee. Fifteen petitions for repair of streetlights were also attended to immediately. Estimates were being prepared for the remainder of the 202 petitions relating to the repair of roads, parks and streetlights, the release said.

The 115 petitions for old age pension and other welfare measures, including ‘patta’ and employment orders, were passed on to the officials concerned. Orders have been issued for 142 petitions for drinking water and sewage connections. Petitions requesting ration cards, allocation of Slum Clearance Board dwelling units and electricity connection were also received.

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