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How to file grievances online

We as citizens at some point or the other have always been perturbed or agitated by the lackadaisical, half hearted attitude of the employees at Government offices for our grievances. To address to our issues we have to run from pillar to post to get proper response for our grievances. In this article we will know How to file Grievances online and get timely response.

There is an online portal called Central Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DAR&PG) which addresses/settles the Citizen’s grievances in a time bound and effective manner. As the name suggests it is centrally monitored by the Government of India which brings the transparency in its dealing.

How to file Grievance Online

Open the Homepage of the website at pgportal(dot)gov(dot)in and click on the link Please lodge your Grievance Here under Citizen Corner.

Online Grievance

Select the type of Grievance option from the choices on your screen

Online Grievance

On the next screen you are shown the List of subjects or topics which cannot be treated as grievances. Go through the list and see if your grievance is not listed among the excluded list before proceeding further. Tick the “I Agree” option and click Submit.

Online Grievance

In the next page, select the type of grievance concern accordingly and follow the options and click submit at the end of the page before entering your complaint.


After your grievance is submitted successfully, you will get a registration number which will also be sent to your registered email id and phone number. This number will be used to track the status of your grievance.

What is the time limit to redress the grievance?

There is a time of limit of 60 days to redress the grievance. A proper reasoning has to be given if there is a delay in responding to the grievance within the said limit.

Is there certain format in which we have to write our grievance?

No, there is no format to write your grievance. You can write it on a plain paper, postcard or inland letter addressed to the Department.

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