Hamohan Dhawan’s open letter to the Administrator Chandigarh
The public servants have become the rulers and the janta feels like beggars
people have to knock the door of the High Court for seeking justice for every minor and major problem faced by them
request you to come out of the RAJ BHAWAN and sit in the Chandigarh secretariat to directly interact with the people
The Voice of Chandigarh News
To, Date: 10 April 2018
Subject: Administration’s apathy and the High Court
When in the year 2016 you took the charge of governor and administrator UT Chandigarh, you had instructed the Chandigarh Police that whenever you go to any programme in the city the traffic will not be disrupted, to avoid any inconvenience to the public. Again when you along with your family visited the passport office, it was a commendable and citizens highly appreciated your gesture. By your actions you gave the message that you are here not as a “Laatsahab” but as one of the common man to serve the people. But the hopes of the people were betrayed when you like your predecessors were trapped in the bureaucratic web. Maybe for security or any other reasons you were confined to the Raj Bhawan and made totally inaccessible to the common man. The people are dismayed and disgusted with the style of functioning of the administration.
In Democracy the people are the masters and the bureaucracy is termed as “public servants”. Unfortunately the roles are reversed. The public servants have become the rulers and the janta feels like beggars.
The attitude of the administration so indifferent and insensitive to the aspirations, needs and requirements of the people that they find themselves helpless and frustrated. As a result people have to knock the door of the High Court for seeking justice for every minor and major problem faced by them.
Here are a few cases pending in the court for your kind perusal: cleanliness of sukhna lake, the menace of stray dogs, Employees housing scheme, cleanliness of toilets, misuse and violations, MSME (Micro, Small and Medium) Act. , parking problem, inter departmental transfer policy, lease hold to freehold property, land acquisition payments, nominated councilors voting rights, the increasing incidents of snatching, growing pollution in the city etc etc….
On the above cases the court has reprimanded the administration many times and issued directions also which is a serious reflection on the working of your administration. You are requested to do introspection as to why the people have to knock the door of the high court to seek justice for the redressal of their problem?
Sir, it is a matter of serious consideration that if the high court is to solve these problems of the people than what for we need this top heavy administration?
In the end, I would like to request you to come out of the RAJ BHAWAN and sit in the Chandigarh secretariat to directly interact with the people and fix the responsibility and accountability of the officers to solve the problems facing the people of Chandigarh.