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Uddhav reaches out to public: Chief minister’s secretariat centre begins work in Pune

Thackeray, during the last winter session of the state legislature at Nagpur, had announced the setting up of a chief minister’s secretariat centre in all the divisional offices in the state

pune Updated: Jan 22, 2020 16:22 IST
Dheeraj Bengrut
Dheeraj Bengrut
Hindustan Times, Pune
CM office has been opened at Council hall in Pune.
CM office has been opened at Council hall in Pune.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

The ‘chief minister’s secretariat centre’, announced by chief minister Uddhav Thackeray in December 2019 to reach out to every district in Maharashtra, began operations at the Pune divisional office on Monday.

Thackeray, during the last winter session of the state legislature at Nagpur, had announced the setting up of a chief minister’s secretariat centre in all the divisional offices in the state.

The state has how many divisional offices?

He had said that the initiative was aimed at providing the public with access to the chief minister’s office (CMO) at the district level across Maharashtra.

In Pune, the CMO secretariat at the divisional office in Council Hall, was inaugurated by Deepak Mhaisekar, Pune divisional commissioner, on Monday. Deputy commissioner (general administration department) Sanjay Singh Chavan and deputy collector Snehal Barge were present. The office will be headed by Pratap Jadhav, revenue department deputy commissioner.

According to a government official, the centre will accept applications and representations addressed to the CM and will provide an acknowledgement to the applicant. The revenue department’s deputy commissioner will be the special officer-in-charge of the centre. A nayab tahsildar and a clerk have been appointed for now, to begin work.

“Applications or letters which are meant for action at the Pune divisional level will be immediately sent to the department concerned for further action. The applications which need to be addressed at the level of the CMO will be forwarded to the chief minister’s secretariat. An ‘action taken report’ on the applications received, action taken and forwarded to other departments will be compiled and submitted to the chief minister’s secretariat office before the fifth of every month,” said Mhaisekar.

He appealed to residents to reach out to the centre in case they wish to communicate with the CMO in Mumbai.

12 cases received

- Since the centre began operations on January 20, 12 applications have been received so far.

- A nayab tahsildar and a clerk have been appointed to carry out routine work.

-The centre is located on the ground floor of the Pune divisional commissioner office at Council Hall, Pune

- Its work hour timings are from 10 am to 6 pm.

-The applications which need to be addressed at the level of the CMO will be forwarded to the chief minister’s secretariat.