To provide time-bound services under Right to Services (RTS) Act, the administration is planning to establish at least 192 unified service delivery centres or 'sewa kendras' across the district.
As per information, out of these 192 sewa kendras, a total of 49 will be constructed in urban areas, while the remaining 143 will be established in rural areas of the district. They would provide all citizen centric facilities to people in a hassle free and time bound manner.
Out of these 192 sewa kendras, the Ludhiana East sub-division will have 21; Ludhiana West sub-division 31; Jagraon 31; Raikot 21; Khanna 16; Ludhiana Urban 27; Samrala 25; and Payal sub-division 20.
Deputy commissioner Rajat Agarwal said the initiative was the brainchild of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, adding "the objective of these centres was to ensure that people from far flung areas don't have to run from the pillar to post to get their works done. Every three to five villages will have at least one seva kendra."
"The eight government agencies comprising Mandi Board, public works department, PWD construction division 1 and 3, municipal corporation, Ludhiana, Panchayati Raj, Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) and Ludhiana Improvement Trust, have been given the charge to complete the task," Agarwal informed.
The construction work of these centres has started, said the DC, adding, "The type 1 centres will have seven counters; type 2 centres will have 4 counters; and type 3 centres will have two counters," he said.
"The type 3 counters will be established in the rural areas, while type 1, type 2 and type 3 counters will be opened in urban areas," said Agarwal.