Chennai: Want to submit a petition to Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa but are wary of the possible hassle in approaching her special cell? Relax. You can now file it online and get an acknowledgement. A new website for the Chief Minister’s Special Cell that facilitates you to file your petitions online has just been inaugurated by Jayalalithaa. After you mail your petition to the website, http://tn.cm.gov.in, an acknowledgement will be sent to your e-mail id immediately. Your petition will then be forwarded to the concerned authority for appropriate action.
Jayalalithaa also launched a text message acknowledgement service for petitions that reach the cell through snail mail, speed post or courier service. Of course, that will work only if you mention your mobile number on the petition. The text message will mention the registration number of your petition and specify the office that will initiate action.
On average, the special cell receives around 3,000 to 3,500 petitions each day through various means, including post and e-mail. The petitions cover a variety of issues, such as seeking proper implementation of government schemes. They are serialised and demarcated for proper action. The new system is meant to hasten the administration’s response system, a government press release said.