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Gorakhpur administration opens complaints office at Yogi Adityanath’s Gorakhnath Temple

Yogi Adityanath is the head priest of the centuries-old Gorakhnath temple, a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva.

india Updated: Apr 27, 2017 14:10 IST
Abdul Jadid
Abdul Jadid
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur,Gorakhnath temple,Uttar Pradesh
Posters of UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath Yogi at the main entrance of Gorakhnath Temple in Gorakhpur.(Ashok Dutta/HT File Photo)

The Gorakhpur administration has set up a two-room office at the Gorakhnath Temple headed by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath to address complaints by people following a large number of applications seeking redressal of public grievances.

Adityanath used to hear public grievances at his office at the temple before moving to Lucknow. Adityanath is the head priest of the centuries-old Gorakhnath temple, a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The new office has been set up on the directive of chief development officer Mannan Akhtar, who also visited the temple and received complaints from visitors.

“An office to redress public grievances has been opened adjacent to the temple office inside the temple campus. Officials have been assigned duty from 9am to 11am,” Akhtar said.

“Since Yogiji became the CM, the number of applicants at the temple office has increased manifold. The temple officials used to coordinate with administrative officials concerned to resolve the issues. Now, things will be easier as the office will run inside the temple,” he added.

He said district social welfare officer Sunil Kumar will be available in the office on Mondays, assistant commissioner Sunil Kumar Gupta will be there on Tuesdays and block development officer (Bathat) Amit Singh will be present on Wednesdays.

Jungle Koudia BDO Awdhesh Kumar will be available on Thursdays, Sahjanwa BDO Gyanendra Singh on Fridays and Campierganj BDO Sandeep Singh on Saturdays.

“They will hear public complaints and communicate them to the officials concerned,” the chief development officer said.

Devika Tiwari, a temple official, said a wide range of complaints reach the temple regularly and pertain to land dispute, financial help among others.

First Published: Apr 27, 2017 14:10 IST