Asking District Magistrates of all the 13 districts to interact with people on a weekly basis by holding Janata Milan programmes and listen to their complaints, Bahuguna said that it is their duty to ensure that people's problems are redressed within a definite time frame.
    
The Chief Minister, during the Janata Milan programme at his official residence in Dehradun, ordered immediate redressal of complaints related to lack of medical care, education and the mid-June natural calamity.
    
On the occasion, Bahuguna also gave a cheque of Rs 43,000 to a meritourious B Tech student hailing from a financially weak background. He also asked his Cabinet colleagues to tour the areas under their charge and interact directly with people to learn about their problems.
    
Bahuguna told reporters that the state government was committed to the development of all sections of society.
    
Roads damaged in the deluge are being repaired on a priority so that they are fully functional before the char dham yatra begins this year, Bahuguna said, adding that he has even requested the Centre to ask the BRO to speed up road restoration work.
    
Chardham yatris in 2014 will have to register online so that there is no confusion about the number of people visiting the Himalayan shrines, he said.

(Agencies)

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