Out of the total amount, Rs 24.32 lakhs had been sanctioned from the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund while Rs 25.68 lakhs was sanctioned on petitions connected with different requests submitted earlier, officials said.
Inaugurating the Jana Samparka Paripadi (JSP), Chandy said that JSP was not the end of the programme to redress the grievances of the people, but it was the beginning of a great task to sensitize and renew our administrative system.
The programme gave fresh ideas and suggestions to revamp our system. Out of the experience from the last JSP, conducted two years back, the government had amended 45 rules enabling the officials to take easy steps to help out the poor, he pointed out.
Sometimes outdated laws made officials and the administration helpless, Chandy, who will wind up the day's programme only after hearing all representations, added.
The joint efforts by the government, people’s representatives and officials led the JSP to a great success.
Second phase of the programme had already been conducted in seven districts and grievances of thousands of people were redressed, the Chief Minister said.
Finance Minister KM Mani, Union Minister of State for Labour Kodikkunnil Suresh, Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radha Krishnan and Rural Development Minister KC Joseph were among those attended the programme.


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