Hundreds queue up for CM's Janata Darshan in Mysore

Hundreds of people from Mysore, Mandya and Chamarajanagar districts queued up at the Government Guest House in the city for ‘Janata Darshana’ by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, here on Sunday.

Among the people participating were several physically disabled persons seeking jobs and in one case, marriage benefits. Sunitha, a resident of K G Koppal in the city suffers from severe motor disabilities. She approached Siddaramaiah, petitioning for a job, as she had completed BCom. Siddaramiah instructed Deputy Commissioner C Shikha to provide employment for the specially abled lady on ‘sympathetic grounds’.

Nagaratna, another physically challenged woman from Boogathagalli in the district, is qualified for teaching posts in a State level entrance examination. However, she was not yet posted in any school and her family had difficulties making ends meet. Following instructions from Siddaramaiah, Deputy Director of the Department of Public Instruction, B K Basavaraju said that employment opportunities would be provided for the lady.

Shivalingaiah, a visually impaired person from Hunsur petitioned the Chief Minister complained that the marriage benefits for disabled perons was not provided to him.
Similarly, several other petitions regarding the fate of Anganawadi workers, contract labourers, land acquisition issues and developmental problems in rural areas were submitted to the Chief Minister.

Supreme Court Bench

One of the participants of Janata Darshana, Kari Gowda, a resident of Siddalingapura in Mandya district, demanded that a Supreme Court Bench be set up at Bangalore. “The bench can be such that all appeals of High Court decisions from South Indian States, can be heard in the bench,” he said.

According to Siddaramaiah, majority of the petitions were related to employment, health and issues related to the revenue department.

Janata Darshana held in the presence of officials from various departments helped acquaint the bureaucrats about the problems faced by the common man, he said. “They also believe that meeting the Chief Minister would mean that their problems are addressed speedily,” he said.

While the Darshana was scheduled to be held at 10 am, it started at 11.45 am. Over 400 petitions were received by the end of the Darshana.

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