Smt. Pratibhatai Patil
Smt. Pratibhatai Patil Hon’ble Former President of India Smt. Patil assumed office as the 12th President of India on July 25, 2007. She was the first woman to have been elected to this august office. Immediately prior to election as the President of India, Smt. Patil was the Governor of Rajasthan from November 8, 2004 till June 21, 2007. At the young age of 27 years, she successfully contested her first election to the Maharashtra State Legislature from the Jalgaon Assembly constituency. Subsequently she was continuously elected four times as MLA from the Edlabad (Muktai Nagar) constituency till 1985. Thereafter, she served as a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha from 1985 to 1990 and later elected as a Member of Parliament to the 10th Lok Sabha in the 1991 General Elections from the Amravati constituency. She enjoys the unique distinction of not having lost a single election that she contested till date
Shri. Devendra Fadnavis
Hon’ble Chief Minister, Maharashtra Shri. Devendra Gangadhar Fadnavis, born on 22nd July 1970 is now the 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He became the youngest Mayor of Nagpur municipal corporation. In 1999, he was elected to the Maharashtra state assembly for the first time. He is currently serving his fourth term as MLA as of 2014. Fadnavis was selected the legislative party leader by the new BJP MLAs in a meeting at Vidhan Bhavan in the presence of party's central observers, Union Home minister and party's national general secretary. Fadnavis was sworn in as the chief minister of Maharashtra from the BJP on 31 October 2014. 2016-17 saw the rise of brand Fadnavis as clean & credible. He made sure BJP flag flies high by winning 8 out of 10 corporation.
Shri. Nagraj Manjule
As a filmmaker, Manjule focusses on discriminated and the marginalised in our society. Although his first film as a screenwriter cum director was a National award winning short film called Pistulya, Nagraj Manjule first came to notice with the much celebrated Fandry for which he won the Indira Gandhi award for First Film of a Director in 2014. Today he is known for his magnum opus hinterland romance Sairaat, a landmark film in Marathi Cinema.
Although she made her acting debut with a child role in her father Mahesh Bhatt's production Sanghursh, Alia Bhatt played her first leading role in Karan Johar's Student of The Year in 2012. However in the last five years, this actress has made a name for herself with her strong provocative authored backed roles like in 2 States, Highway, Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya. Alia has rocked 2016-17 particularly with the controversial Udta Punjab and then Dear Zindagi later in the year & finally ending with a blockbuster ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya’.
Shri. Ranbir Kapoor
The grandson of the thespian Raj Kapoor and son of actors Rishi and Neetu, Ranbir Kapoor began his career in filmmaking assisting master filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Black and subsequently debuted in his Saawariya in 2007. Ranbir came on to his own in films like Wake Up Sid, Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani and Rocket Singh: Salesman of The Year in 2009. His acting talent was appreciated in Barfi, Rockstar as well as Yeh Jawani Yeh Deewana and earned him many awards. In 2016, the actor gave a stunning performance in the hugely sucessful ‘Ae Dil Hain Mushkil’
Shri. Prahlad Wamanrao Pai
Trustee, Jeevan Vidya Mission
Jeevanvidya Mission's philosophy is centered around Sadguru Wamanrao Pai's words 'you are the architect of your destiny'. Shri Prahlad Pai now leads Jeevanvidya Mission with the same vigor. Under Shri Prahlad Pai's able leadership Jeevanvidya Mission has taken many revolutionary and visionary decisions. Alongwith traditional ways, the introduction of technology by Shri Pai has benefited the Mission's followers. By way of the conference call facility, Shri Pai communicates with followers across the world and helps them learn "Jeevan Vidya". In a bid to extend the Mission's philosophy to masses, Shri Pai started Jeevanvidya Courses. With the help of its website, social media and webinars Jeevanvidya Mission's philosophy is reaching out to thousands of its followers across 124 nations. Due to his humble and affectionate behaviour, the followers lovingly address him as Prahlad "Dada" (an elder brother)
Shri. Niteen Joshi
President, Bruhan Maharashtra Mandal
Niteen Joshi, is the president of Brihan Maharashtra Mandal, an umbrella organisation of all Maharashtra Mandals in the USA and Canada. Mr Vishnu Vaidya, Ms Jayashree Huparikar and Mr Sharad Godbole founded BMM in 1981 with the motto of bringing together the Marathi population in the North American continent. Despite being a cultural organization, social consciousness plays an important role at BMM. When Maharashtra was hit with the terrible drought situation devastating lives of innumerable farmers, BMM took up an initiative to help the farmers and raised substantial amounts of money. The biennial convention, a flagship activity of BMM over last 35 years, offers an excellent opportunity to entrepreneurs and businesses from Maharashtra to showcase their product and services by participating in the business conference.
राजाराम भापकर गुरुजी
Rajaram Bhapkar Guruji
Rajaram Bhapkar is known as Bhapkar Guruji in the entire Ahmednagar district but his real identity is the Manjhi of Maharashtra.
We all know of Dashrath Manjhi, the Mountain Man from Bihar, who pulled down a mountain to make a road so that people from his village could reach town easily.
Now meet our very own mountain man, Rajaram Bhapkar, who carved 7 mountains to build roads 40 kms long over a period of 57 years!
Bhapkar Guruji is a retired teacher from Gundegaon village in Ahmednagar district. He built the roads in the mountainous villages and financed them himself when the government authorities did not respond to his plea for the development of roads in the region. Guruji paid the wages of the workers from his own salary. At times, he had to resort to more expensive options like excavators when spade and shovel could not make the mountain yield! But he did all this on his own spending in the process all of his retirement savings and pension money. When he worked as a teacher from 1957 to 1991 in nearby Kolegaon, he used to cross 3 villages to reach his village Gundegaon. The difficult terrain was a detriment to students attending school. Guruji requested the authorities to build a road cutting through the mighty hills of Santosha which stood in the way. The government authorities did not respond to his plea for help. Living true to the mantra, “God helps those, who help themselves”, Guruji embarked on a 57-year-long journey, to build the roads. He was overjoyed when the first ST bus drove along the road built by him. This great
teacher-cum-social-worker is now 85-years-old. His efforts turned fruitful after 57 years when he built a total of 7 roads linking Gundegaon to adjoining villages. The road to Kolegaon was earlier 29 kms. long. Guruji reduced the distance to a mere 10 kms. by building a dirt road.
Always simply dressed in a white shirt, pajama and Gandhi cap, he is active even today. He may not even have heard about Dashrath Manjhi, the man who built a 110 m. long road in 22 years, but he has truly become the Maharashtrian Manjhi for us. His work has been recognised throughout the country and even the international media has carried stories on him.
Bhapkar Guruji has proved that a teacher can be a great revolutionary who can bring about a drastic change in society.
Ashok Hande is a well-known stage director, writer, actor, singer, producer of musical shows and a TV personality who has created his own space in the orchestra-driven world of music. He has made patriotic songs the flavour of the season by composing and singing them in his individualistic style. His compositions are very moving and inspire patriotism in the audience. Proud of Marathi language and heritage, this unique personality was born in a small village near Junnar in the district of Pune in a family of Varkari. He was fond of singing devotional songs right from his childhood. Later his family moved to Mumbai and he grew up in Rangari Badak Chawl in Lalbaug where he was exposed to cultural activities including dombari khel, bhaloo naach, powadas. He performed lezim, heard kirtans and speeches of prominent leaders like Acharya Atre and Yashwantrao Chavan. While in school, he participated in numerous inter school drama competitions through the Chikitsak group.
During college days in Ruparel college, he participated in one character plays and singing competitions. He got the knowledge of music from kirtankars Sonopant Dandekar, Nijampurkar Baba and Shahir Sable.
Hande formed a musical group ‘Chaurang’ on 7 August 1987. Chaurang cultural group was focussed on preserving and promoting heritage of Indian culture and tradition, mainly music and dance. He started a medley of Marathi folk and film songs through ‘Mangal gaani dangal gaani’. After a trip to London, this show became popular all over world. His programme ‘I love India’ showcases the cultural extravaganza of the country. This programme of music, drama and film dances was widely accepted by all age groups and audience of all taste. The narration of Hande was unique and he won accolades for its innovative and different performing style.
Hande performed nine musical shows - Manik Moti based on Marathi singer Manik Varma's life and music, Ganga Jamuna based on famous Marathi music director P Savlaram's compositions, Amrut Lata which comprised 75 of Lata Mangeshkar's hand-picked songs, Madhurbala, the biography of the beautiful actress Madhubala through her songs, and ‘Mi Yashwant’ to mark the birth anniversary of Yashwantrao Chavan and ‘Atre Sarvatre’ on the life of great thinker Keshav Pralhad Atre. He has staged more than 9000 shows.
संदीप मधुकरराव पिसाळकर
Sandeep Madhukarrao Pisalkar
Bachelor of Fine Arts (J J school of Art, Mumbai), Bachelor of fine art (Gulbarga) master of visual art (vadodara) Sandeep Madhukarrao Pisalkar is a versatile artist whose inspiring journey and achievements in the world of art and sculpture has been a beacon for emerging artists. Coming from a humble background in Yavatmal, Sandeep loved to draw and paint as a child and dreamed of becoming an artist someday. After 12th, he decided to enroll at the JJ School of Arts in Mumbai to pursue a career in art. He completed Master of Visual Arts exam in 2008 through Vadodara’s Maharaja Sayajirao University and went on to participate in various exhibitions even when he was a student.
Pisalkar displayed his paintings at more than 30 national and international exhibitions including at the JJ School of Art, M M College Gulbarga, Maharashtra State Art Exhibition, Jehangir Art Gallery, the Art Society of India, the Bombay Art Society, Graduate Students show in Vadodara, Bodhi Art Gallery, Vadhera Art Gallery in Delhi, Religaire Art Gallery in New Delhi, Anant Art Gallery in New Delhi, International Art Award Denmark, Red Earth Gallery Vadodara, OID Art Gallery Kochi, Birla Academy in Kolkata, Shruina Empire Art Gallery, New Delhi, exhibit 320 Gallery, New Delhi, Faculty of Fine Arts in Vadodara, Excel Museum Austria, and in Saratoga and Vadhera Art Galleries in the United States.
Pisalkar's works have also been honoured with many awards such as the Bronze and the Gold at the International Art Award Denmark in 2008, the Bodhi Art Award in Mumbai in 2008, and the FICA-Emerging Artist award in 2008. Sandeep has also guided art training and workshops in Vadodara, Gwalior and Santiniketan and provides guidance to students in many colleges in the country.
रेश्मा अनिल माने
Reshma Anil Mane - woman wrestler
The story of Geeta and Babita Phogat in Haryana is well known all over the country. Aamir Khan brought it live on the silver screen. Aamir had gone to Kolhapur to understand the game of wrestling and observed from close quarters the farmer’s daughter Reshma Mane wrestling on the red soil of Kolhapur. This is the story of Reshma Mane. Reshma used to practise with boys and wrestled them down. Reshma, who used to win the wrestling matches in the village fairs, is now winning international fame.
Despite facing poverty, Reshma’s family built an ‘akhara’ (wrestling ring) for her in their house. While girls are meted out step-motherly treatment at home, a family in a village like Vadange are leaving no stone unturned to turn a family girl into a wrestler. Reshma was born in a farmer’s family. Parents are farmers. The Mane family wanted to turn their children into wrestlers. And out of this atmosphere was moulded Reshma. She has been learning the art of wrestling since the age of 6 and at the age of 8, she entered the wrestling ring. Then she started winning trophies and
she is still winning. She won a gold medal in free style for senior women in the Commonwealth Games held in Singapore in the 63 kg category. She is the only wrestler from Maharashtra credited with this performance. She won the bronze in All India university tournament in 2016, Grecko Roman group of 63 kg in the national wrestling championship, she won a silver medal in Gonda Uttar Pradesh, she won the Mayoral wrestling tournament organised by Pune municipal corporation for the third time in a row, bronze medal in All India inter university tournament held in Mysore, she came fourth in international junior women’s wrestling championship in 67 kg category in Makin (France), she won the gold medal in national senior women’s wrestling tournament held at Gonda in Uttar Pradesh. She represented Shivaji University in the all India university tournament held at Haryana on February 23, 2017 and won the silver medal. So far, Reshma has won more than 25 gold medals and now her target is to represent India in the Olympics and win the gold medal there.
डॉ. मुफ्फझल लकडावाला
Dr Muffazal Lakdawala
MBBS, Master of Surgery (MS), Gastro Surgery, Bariatric surgery
Dr Muffazal Lakdawala came into limelight globally after he took an initiative to treat the world’s heaviest woman,Iman Ahmed,whose weight is a whopping 500 kg. Dr Lakdawala offers a ray of hope to people battling with obesity. The quiet, smiling doctor has proved to be an angel for the overweight. He began treating Iman Ahmed at Saifee Hospital, Mumbai. Iman’s weight kept on increasing as she was suffering from elephantiasis. She also began suffering from other diseases. No doctor in the world could treat her successfully but Dr Lakdawala brought her to Mumbai with an aim to provide her relief.
Dr Lakdawala was born in Mumbai and obtained education up to post graduation in Mumbai . He obtained aMBBS degree from the Grant Medical College after which he completed his postgraduate (Master of Surgery) education from Nair Medical College. In 2004, he obtained training in laparoscopic colorectal surgery from Prof Seon Hahn Kim, Korea. In 2005, he obtained gastro surgery training under the guidance of Dr Piet Pattyn, University of Ghent Hospital, Belgium. In 2006, he obtained education of bariatric surgery in the United States.
In Mumbai, he set up the Centre for Obesity and Digestive Surgery (CODS).
He is the chairman of the Minimal Access and Bariatric Surgery department at the Saifee hospital. Dr Lakdawala has been honoured by the Global ReviewCorporation for efficiently running a worldclass Centre. The All India Human Rights Association bestowed upon him the Humanitarian of the yearAward in 2007. He also received a Silver Medal at Shirin Mehtaji Oration for ‘Obstructive Jaundice’ in 1996.
Firoz Abbas Khan
When director Firoz Abbas Khan decided to transform the timeless classic Mughal-E-Azam into a drama, he was a little unsure of the response it would get. But when he brought alive the love story on the stage, he was surprised and overwhelmed with the spontaneous response his work received from the audience. Firoz Abbas Khan has carved a unique identity of his own in the film industry due to his extraordinary directorial skills. Theatre is his first love. He introduced himself to the audience by directing Tumhari Amruta, Salesman Ramlal and Mahatma vs Gandhi. Now Mughal-E-Azam is getting rave reviews and accolades from the audience. While many well known dramas in Marathi are being converted to films, this essentially Hindi cine-director has started the new trend of converting films into dramas. His Only a drama-crazy director could think of and show courage in transforming a cinematic classic like Mughal-E-Azam into a stage production. The film is an immortal classic and has been embedded in the Indian consciousness for over 50 years. Firoz Abbas Khan poured his vast experience of 35 years into the making of this work of art and has received appreciation from the audience, cine experts and critics alike.
Sukanya Kulkarni-Mone played the role of Swati Kawathekar, a strict disciplinarian, in the Marathi play Selfie. The character of Swati Kawathekar and Sukanya’s personality matched so perfectly that her role became an instant hit. While enacting the character of Swati, Sukanya’s wide experience of acting in theatre, TV serials and films also came in handy for creating the character of a strict disciplinarian.Thus Selfie proved to be a play which brought out similar traits inherent in Sukanya’s and Swati’s personalities. The play originates in a railway station waiting room where five friends of diverse personalities meet. The character of Swati, a nurse who is a strict disciplinarian, was played by Sukanya successfully.
Sukanya made her debut on stage in the play Gauri Jhali Durga even while taking Bharat Natyam lessons from her Guru Sucheta Bhide-Chapekar. Then came Jhulwa, a play directed by Waman Kendre. Her play Kusum Manohar Lele also created history. She became a household name with TV serials like Kashmakash, Shanti, Mahanagar, and films such as Ishwar, Eka Peksha Ek . Sukanya won the Filmfare award for her role in Warsa Laxmicha. She re-entered theatre through the play Family drama and her role of Sumati Karmarkar won her the audience’s acclaim.
चित्रपट (पुरुष) FILM - MALE
Ashutosh Gowarikar Ashutosh Gowarikar, who returned to acting after a long gap, was brilliant in the film Ventilator. Ashutosh began his career as an actor and worked in many television serials and films before carving a niche for himself as a director in Bollywood. Raja, his character in the film Ventilator, is a Bollywood director who comes to visit his ailing uncle Gajukaka who has been put on a ventilator in the hospital. There are serious differences in his family on continuing to keep Gajukaka on the ventilator. Raj has been entrusted with the responsibility of handling this difficult situation and he fulfils it. While playing the role of a director, he celebrates his comeback to acting in style. He will remain etched in the memory of viewers through this role. Of the many able actors in the film, Gowarikar stands out distinctly.
Sairat, a Marathi movie proved a hit at the box office. Rinku Rajguru plays Archi, who is ready to do anything for love, has won a place in the hearts of audiences. Rinku, who hails from Akluj in Solapur district, won the National Award for her first ever movie. Rinku showed more maturity, passion and understanding in the movie than was expected of a girl her age.
She was portrayed as a bold, outspoken and free-spirited girl who can ride a Bullet or drive a tractor easily. Her outspoken nature, the sparkle in her eyes and the novelty of her personality was appreciated by all. Despite it being her debut role, her performance is on par with that of seasoned actors.
This young man once slept on the railway platform to save money and today he is the head honcho of the country’s biggest explosives manufacturing group. The progress made by Satyanarayan Nuwal is truly extraordinary. Nuwal hailed from a poor background and yet he has established the Solar group internationally on his own. Safety, quality and environmental protection are the mantras of Satyanarayan Nuwal. Satyanarayan Nuwal, who created his position in the industry from scratch, is the leading industrialist in the country. He is the owner of the company that produces most of the explosives in the country.
There was a time when he led a hand-to-mouth existence and took up any type of work. Sometimes he took the contract to dig a well, sometimes to provide bore construction materials to the contractors at Western Coal Fields. He suffered immensely in the tough days but never gave up his determination. The dream was great and pinnacle of success was beckoning him. He secured a license to manufacture explosives from a businessman in Chandrapur and gathered experience of explosive chemicals while doing honest business. However, he had to leave that business after some time. But soon he renewed his business journey from Nagpur. In 1984, he was appointed as a distributor of Indian explosives.
By 1990, he became the biggest trader of explosives in the country on the basis of his effort and aggressiveness. Solar group is the biggest group that supplies industrial explosives to the mining and infrastructure building agencies or projects in the country. The company has a turnover of Rs 1500 crores and has earned a profit of 300 crore in one year alone. Nuwal expanded his business internationally as well and his group supplies explosives to more than 20 countries.
This group has also set up factories in Nigeria, Zambia and Turkey. Nuwal's work mantra is to maintain the quality of explosives, without any damage to the environment.
Founder President of Regency Group A dynamic leader of a premier group in the infrastructure sector, Mahesh Agarwal has been responsible for the accelerated growth of the Regency Group. Having started this company from timber trade, under his leadership over the last several years, the Regency group has built over 7000 houses in just 20 projects. Reputed for its unique construction concept, this group has built 80 lakh square feet in nearly 20 projects in the last 15 years and undertaken many housing projects in Thane, New Mumbai, Dombivli and Pune. Besides, it has built 7500 houses and handed over to more than 5000 families, creating a special place in the minds of common people. Precision and quality are the specialities of this group. Regency group has so far successfully built projects like Regency Estate, Regency Garden, Regency Towers, Regency Meadows, and Regency Roselaand has plans to launch projects in Pune, Khopoli, Panvel, Ulhasnagar, Kharghar, and Dombivli as well. Besides this, the group has also continued its social initiatives through M S Khairari Charitable Trust, Rotary Club, Rajasthan Vidyarthi Gruh, Adarsh Vidyamandir, Konark Foundation, D.G.Khetan International school. The group has its projects in Titwala, Thane, Lonavala, Kharghar and Palm Beach.
ओमप्रकाश उर्फ बच्चू कडू
Om Prakash alias Bachchu Kadu
MLA, Achalpur, Dist. Amravati
Aggressive MLA from Achalpur in Amravati constituency
Om Prakash alias Bachchu Kadu is known to serve the needy. He is one legislator who rushes to help the victims of exploitation. If he encounters red-tapism in the movement of any file or project, he does not hesitate in even thrashing the official concerned.
Bachchu Kadu is the MLA from Achalpur assembly constituency. He is an independent MLA who uses politics to serve the society. He has been re-elected for the third time by lakhs of votes. Basically, a Shiv Sainik who was influenced by Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray’s aggressive politics, this independent MLA has always used the parliamentary platform to secure justice for the people and get more funds from the government to develop his constituency. Hailing from Belora in Chandurbazar taluka, Bachchu Kadu is an aggressive leader and agitation runs in his blood. Bachchu is known as much for organising blood donation drives, service of the patients and the handicapped as for his aggressive politics. He is also known for organising unique agitations. Bachchu first launched an agitation against Jalsa in his village along with his school mates when he was studying in Class 9. In 1997, he successfully contested Panchayat Samiti elections and became Chairman of the Chandurbazar Panchayat Samiti. He exposed the corruption in the toilet scheme. After clashes with the guardian minister, he quit Shiv Sena when he felt that the party did not support him.
When he learned about high incidences of blindness among the old rural folks, he organised a cataract operation camp on the day of election. He and his team donated 350 bottles of blood to KEM Hospital in Mumbai on the occasion of his brother's marriage. He contested the assembly election in 1999 and lost by a slender margin of 1300 votes. But despite not having powers, Bachchu Kadu continued to fight for the common people. He launched a series of agitations like 'auctioning the chairs of inefficient government servants, half burial agitation, Virugiri, Saap Chhodo andolan, Sutli bomb agitation and secured justice for the common people.
He again contested the assembly election in 2004 and defeated the former guardian minister. Now his agitations have got political power. He won the election for the third time in row in 2014 as an independent candidate. He is continuing his series of agitations even after becoming an MLA and has created an image as ‘Aapla Manoos’.
Mungantiwar began with journalism to solve social problems and later entered politics and set a new record in the Limca Book of Rrecords by planting 2.82 crore saplings as the forest minister!
He can be briefly described as a minister who works on the formula of water, forest and life. Hailing from the Vidarbha region that has vast forest land, this leader speaks knowledgeably on forests, wildlife and forest wealth. He has full information about forests, statistics on his fingertips and a unique way of promoting jungle tourism. He has compiled countless drawings, photos and documentaries relating to the forests and excited the interest of the tourists from the country and abroad in jungle safaris in Vidarbha.
He took a leap into social work while studying in Sardar Patel College in Chandrapur through the students union. He is responsible for the growth of the BJP in Chandrapur district. In view of his commitment and loyalty to the party, he was given the ticket to contest the election in1995 and was victorious. Within one year of his election, he was appointed as minister for tourism and consumer protection.
Mungantiwar was fond of forests and hence he brought tourists to the jungles. Considering the pace of work undertaken by him the electorate in Chandrapur elected him thrice and again twice from Ballarpur. Thus he was elected five times consistently. He toured extensively throughout the state as the state BJP chief and launched an intense agitation against the then government driving it up the wall. His achievements include the stablishment of Gondwana University for the two districts of Chandrapur and Gadchiroli, formation of Ballarpur taluka, setting up a rescue centre for leopards in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, getting the Blue Mormon butterfly declared as the state butterfly and starting ‘Namami Chandrabhaga’ on the pattern of ‘Namami Gange’ , among other projects. He has given a great relief to traders and vehicle owners by a LBT waiver and toll waiver.
Sudhir Mungantiwar has established an identity as an efficient minister and ‘man of the green army’! This minster has started a project of tree plantation by involving the community. He has inspired the government machinery to ensure the survival of every tree. He has increased the green cover of Maharashtra. He identifies himself with the global concept of ‘Green Thumb’ which has still further deepened his political roots.
District Collector, Nagpur
Generally, citizens have to make frequent rounds of the district collector’s office even for a minor certificate as the work remains pending for months. Issuance of certificates is postponed by pointing out many errors which is like harassment for common people while dealing with the government department. But, the scenario in Nagpur changed after Sachin Kurve assumed reins of office. Rather this year proved to be special for the Nagpur district administration. Due to the initiative taken by Sachin Kurve, the administration got streamlined and efficient. Ever since he got into the saddle, newer projects have been launched. He launched SMS service under which the SETU office notes the mobile number of applicants applying for any certificate. After submission of the application, the person is informed about the errors in his application and need of any more information or documents to be attached with the application through mobile SMS . Thus, the concerned person easily gets over the errors and fulfil the requirements. Earlier, there used to be delay in the issuance of the certificates due to the delay in signatures of the officers. But Kurve has fixed a certain day for the deputy district collector on which the deputy collector sits in the office and signs the documents.
As the result of it, though as per the order of the district collector a certificate must be ready within seven days, the facility of SMS service has reduced the days and most citizens get them within 2 days. Due to the strenuous efforts made by this district collector office for implementation of the right to public service, the citizens are now getting the certificates within record time.
The district collector has taken efforts to provide the service of mutation in the SETU office in view of the exploitation of the citizens for mutation in the city survey office.
Besides, the official improvements, Kurve has taken solid steps like raids on on the hoarders. With a view to curb the black marketing of the essential commodities of dal, edible oil and others, he conducted raids on the godowns and seized 485 quintal of tur dal. The dal was released only after the traders gave the written assurance that they would sell dal at Rs 100 per kilogram.