Chandigarh, November 5- Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal, took swift action during a Jan Samvad program in Karnal, directing the State Electricity Department to suspend an official responsible for the non-dispatch of electricity bills, following a consumer complaint. Sh. Manohar Lal expressed his strong disapproval, stating that it is unacceptable for a consumer willing to pay their electricity bill not to receive it promptly.
The Chief Minister also addressed various concerns raised during the event, highlighting the successful processing of pensions for one lakh individuals aged 60 or above in the state, based on their family identity cards (parivar pahchan patra). He emphasized the government’s commitment to providing benefits to the underprivileged through various welfare programs.
Manohar Lal discussed the government’s achievements during its nine years in power, particularly focusing on the ease of direct online communication between citizens and the government. He mentioned the streamlining of data management through a public-private partnership (PPP), the inclusion of individuals with annual incomes exceeding Rs 3 lakh in the Ayushman Bharat scheme, and other transformative changes in the system.
The Chief Minister actively engaged with the public, addressing concerns related to Ayushman cards, delays in receiving old-age pensions, high electricity bills, income adjustments through PPP, and pending job appointments. He provided instructions to concerned officials to swiftly resolve these issues, ensuring that citizens’ grievances were addressed effectively.
In response to a question about income-related inaccuracies in PPP, it was confirmed that a survey would be conducted to rectify these errors, and subsequent actions would be taken based on the survey report.
Manohar Lal also shared that 80 lakh Ayushman cards have already been issued, with approval granted for an additional 14 lakh new cards, extending healthcare coverage to a significant population.
The event was attended by several dignitaries, including BJP District President Yogendra Rana, Karnal Municipal Corporation Mayor Renu Bala Gupta, Chief Minister’s representative Sanjay Bathla, former MLA Bakshish Singh Virk, Deputy Commissioner Anish Yadav, Municipal Corporation Commissioner Abhishek Meena, SP Shashank Kumar Sawan, and others.