The Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has on Monday directed the concerned authorities to initiate strict action against those schools which are refusing admissions to students under Right To Education (RTE) Act. The Chief Minister was listening to a horde of complaints filed by citizens across the State through video-conferencing. The Lokshahi Din was organized for the first time through video-conferencing to coincide with National Technology Day. The citizens filed their complaints while sitting in the chambers of District Collectors in entire Maharashtra from where they talked to the Chief Minister through video-conferencing. “The caste verification certificates must be given within six months and strict action must be taken against those schools that refuse admissions to students under RTE,” directed Fadnavis.
The Lokshahi Din proceedings started in the Chief Minister’s Committee Hall in Mantralaya. The District Collectors and Chief Executive Officers of Nagpur, Parbhani, Kolhapur, Satara, Bhandara, Nashik, Jalgaon, Pune and other places except Mumbai and Navi Mumbai participated in the Lokshahi Din through video-conferencing. The citizens, sitting along with Collectors, were filing their complaints online. Many of the complaints of citizens were resolved immediately by the Chief Minister with proper directives to the officials concerned.
The top officials present at Lokshahi Din include Additional Chief Secretary of General Administration Department Dr P S Meena, Director General of Police Sanjeev Dayal, Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta, Revenue Department’s Principal Secretary Manukumar Shrivastava, Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary Pravin Pardeshi, CM’s Secretaries Milind Mhaiskar, Pravin Darade and other officials.