Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is also the party's working president, has asked his ministerial colleagues and Provincial president Devender Singh Rana to hold public hearings between 10 AM and 1 PM on specified dates at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhawan, a party spokesman said.
    
The public hearing would begin on December 2. The mechanism had worked well in February-March this year with people lodging their problems with the ministers to seek on-the-spot redressal, he said.
    
According to the roster, Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs Abdul Rahim Rather will meet the people on December 2; Minister for Planning and Development, Labour and Employment Ajay Kumar Sadhotra on December 9; Minister for Social Welfare Sakina Itoo on January 6, 2014; Minister of State (IC) for Science & Technology and Information Technology Feroz Ahmed Khan on January 13; Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Ali Mohammed Sagar on January 20; Minister for Higher Education Mohammad Akbar Lone on January 27; Minister for CAPD and Transport Chowdhary Mohammad Ramzan on February 3; Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Mir Saifullah on February 10; Minister of State (IC) for Animal & Sheep Husbandry Nazir Ahmed Khan (Gurezi) on February 17; and Minister for Forests, Environment & Ecology Main Altaf Ahmad on February 24.
    
Advisor to the Chief Minister Qamar Ali Akhoon will, however, meet the people on every Thursday between 10 am and 1 pm, the roster adds.

(Agencies)

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