Shillong, Oct 11: The Chief Ministerâ€™s Secretariat was opened at Tura to cater to the need of the people of Garo Hills.
The office was set up at Commissioner of Divisions Office at Dakopgre, Tura.
Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma will be available in this office during his visit to Tura. It will function on all weekdays with a dedicated officer being posted there to receive proposals, request for appointment with the Chief Minister and other related matters to be apprised to the Chief Minister.
Conrad said that a lot of people from far flung areas of Garo Hills have to come to Shillong to submit applications and proposals which was time consuming and puts a lot of financial burden on them.
â€œThrough this office, people from Garo Hills can apprise or send their letter of request to me or submit proposals,â€ he said, while attending the office for the first time where he met several people, and officials.
He said that through technology integration, he would interact with visitors at Tura in the near future.
â€œThe idea is to bring people closer to the administration and government and ensure that their problems, concerns and issues are heard,â€ he said.
The Chief Minister asserted that his governmentâ€™s endeavour has been to ensure that maximum benefit of different welfare schemes and programmes reach out to the people.
â€œI will issue necessary instruction to officials to provide information and assist them in availing benefits of different government programmes and schemes. Our effort will be to help people in need and assist them in providing information, so that they are equipped and can follow up their cases accordingly,â€ he added.