Zilla panchayat member helps bring VPs closer to citizens

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November 13, 2012 at 8:19 pm #3939

The many public interest schemes the BJP has put in place after coming to power in the state is are having a unique consequence in Bicholim, where large crowds of people from remote areas throng the office of the mamlatdar to complete the requisite formalities. Thus, private players who engage in services such as photocopying, affidavit typing and other such needs, have seen their businesses boom, and charge hefty fees for the same. Now, the local zilla panchayat is swinging into action, and has undertaken a unique task of providing all these facilities under one roof in the different panchayats of Bicholim constituency.

As of now, sources say the mamlatdar is finding it difficult to attend to the vast crowds, and to overcome this, ZP member Shilpa Naik has now made all documents available under one roof, and for this, she has sought help from the mamlatdar’s office, and under this plan, all relevant officers go to every panchayat office and make the documents available. Thanks to this, several villagers now don’t have to go all the way to the mamlatdar’s office, and also, fees for the same are negligible compares to the private charges they would otherwise be paying.

Sources told TOI that around 500-600 people from every panchayat have benefited from this. “We have reduced the tremendous load of work for which the ZP is to be appreciated,” said Bicholim mamlatdar Chandrakant Shetkar. Deputy sarpanch Babasaheb Rane from Latambacem said that villagers from remote areas have now expressed a sigh of relief after this plan was put into place.

Source/Reference: Times of India, “Zilla panchayat member helps bring VPs closer to citizens

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