The Lokshahi Din programme, where citizens interact directly with administrative and local self-government body officials and lodge complaints about civic problems, takes place on first Monday of every month
Maharashtra's chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, in a tweet said that his government will make the Lokshahi Din online using the video conferencing facility. Fadnavis also directed officials to issue orders within seven day on decision taken during the Lokshahi Din hearings.
Fadnavis said, "The usage of video conferencing facility will eliminate the need for people at regional level to travel all the way from their place to Mantralaya for the Lokshahi Din hearing."
Lokshahi Din is an event where citizens interact directly with administrative and local self-government body officials and lodge complaints about civic problems.
Last month, for successful implementation of Lokshahi Din, the Maharashtra government appointed Guardian Secretaries for all 36 districts.
Additional Chief Secretary and Chief Protocol Officer in General Administration Department Sumit Malik will look after Mumbai City district as its Guardian Secretary, while Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) SK Shrivastava will perform the same role for Mumbai Suburbs.
Thane district will be under KP Bakshi, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) and Nashik will be looked after by Ajoy Mehta, Principal Secretary (Environment).
Pune has been entrusted with Nitin Karir, Principal Secretary (Urban Development), while Nagpur has been placed under Pravin Darade, Secretary to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Naxal-hit Gadchiroli has been placed under Vikas Kharage, Forest Secretary, and Chandrapur under Praveen Pardeshi, Principal Secretary in the Chief Minister's Office.
Lokshahi Din takes place at the levels of tehsil, District Collectorate, Divisional Commissioner level and at Mantralaya (state secretariat).
The Lokshahi Din programme takes place on first Monday of every month at municipal, district collectorate and Mantralaya levels.
Divisional Commissioner office conducts the programme on every second Monday of the month, while at tehsil level, it is held on third Monday of the month.