Come July 1, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy will begin his 'Praja Darbar' programme to interact with the citizens of the state and address their grievances.
The programme is expected to begin at 8 am on Monday at the Chief Minister's camp office in Tadepalli in Amaravati. The YSRCP said that Jagan would be available every day throughout the year except when he is travelling on official work or has another engagement early in the morning.
According to media reports, a large shed was constructed at the camp office to accommodate the public who would turn up and arrangements were also being made to provide drinking water to them. Officials will also go through the grievances to ensure that they are genuine, before forwarding them to the Chief Minister.
Security arrangements have also been beefed up to cater to the large number of people who are expected to turn up and officials have said that petitioners will be given tokens or passes and received on a â€˜first come first servedâ€™ basis.
During the Collector's conference held in Amaravati last week as well, Jagan had urged senior bureaucrats to allot Monday for public grievances. Stating that he would ensure that there is lesser workload on them on Mondays, he asked Collectors to ensure that there was a mechanism to address the issues of the people even at the mandal level.
"Give the people a timeline for the solution you offer to them. Tell them when their problem can be solved and how. I will conduct random checks to ensure this deadline is being met," Jagan said.
It was Jagan's father, Rajasekhara Reddy, who actively entertained petitions from the public at his camp office and at the Secretariat when he was the Chief Minister of united Andhra Pradesh.
However, the system gradually faded away when N Kiran Kumar Reddy and K Rosaiah were made the Chief Ministers by the Congress. While former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu did receive public grievances after shifting to Amaravati, there was no scheduled timing on a daily basis to address them.