Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced to open a village secretariat in each and every village of the state and said that the move will help in reducing the gap between the public and the government.
The chief minister made this announcement while speaking to the media after inaugurating the first village secretariat at Haibatpur village in Jind district on Sunday.
He said that Haibatpur village secretariat is the first step in the direction of setting up village secretariats in all villages of the state and it will help people in availing the benefits of the various government schemes at their doorsteps.
Khattar said that all facilities would be made available for the people at the village secretariat so that they do not have to visit the district headquarters to settle their issues and avail benefits of government schemes. He said that the Haibatpur village secretariat has been built over 8,500 square feet area at a cost of Rs 48 lakh.
Khattar said that the village secretariat has 17 rooms with all modern amenities. It has Yoga centre and 'vyayamshala' (gym), office of sarpanch, patwari and village secretary, a Kisan Sewa Kendra, post office, health centre, telephone exchange, Aanganwadi centre, a bank branch, ATM facility, election office, intelligence department office and police help centre, a Vita booth, shops computer and other technical products, ration depot office and a marriage hall.
In this secretariat, a common service centre has been set up where all kinds of government certificates such as domicile certificate and caste certificate would be issued.