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‘NITI Aayog slowest among 52 ministries in addressing public grievances’

Author: IANS/Saturday, December 30, 2017/Categories: Government

‘NITI Aayog slowest among 52 ministries in addressing public grievances’

New Delhi - Government think-tank NITI Aayog is slowest among 52 central ministries and departments, when it comes to addressing public grievances, reveals a government report.

According to the Centralised Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System report, NITI Aayog disposed of only 54% of total 5,883 grievances received since the date of its formation January 1, 2015 till December 28, 2017. Of the total 2,677 pending grievances, 774 are pending since over a year, the report shows.

The report takes into account the total pending and disposed public grievances of 52 central ministries since January 1, 2014. It does not however specify if NITI Aayog inherited some of those grievances from its predecessor 'Planning Commission of India'.

Following NITI Aayog, the other sloths are the Coal Ministry with 84% rate of disposal, Department of Space and Ministry of Tribal Affairs with 88% rate of disposal each and the Department of Atomic Energy with 93% disposal rate.

The overall disposal rate of all 52 Central Government Ministries and Departments is 97%. The government has received 23,87,513 grievances since January 2014, of which 23,22,751 were addressed, while 4,111 are pending since over a year.

With 99% grievances addressed, the External Affairs Ministry turns out to be the swiftest, as out of total 49,558 grievances only one is pending since more than a year while other 174 are pending since less than two months. 

The Drinking Water and Sanitation Ministry also addressed 99% of grievances, with just 113 of total 13,590 cases unresolved and none pending since over a year. The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Ministry also resolved 99% of grievances.

Among others, the Finance Ministry received highest number of grievances -- total 5,42,370, of which 97% had been addressed. 

Meanwhile, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region saw least number of grievances -- total 989, of which 965 (97%) had been disposed with none pending since over a year.

The Human Resource Development Ministry addressed 98% of total 1,50,399 grievances; Railways addressed 96 per cent of total 1,81,415 grievances; Home Affairs disposed of 95% of 95,882 grievances; Health and Family Welfare had a disposal rate of 97% of total 82,224 cases; Environment Ministry addressed 98% of total 24,996 cases and Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry addressed 97% of 25,418 cases. 

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