Forget nemmadi, janasnehi is here
Centres are reformed Nemmadi Kendras; 35 centres in Mysore district alone
Atalji Janasnehi Kendras (AJK), the hobli-level citizen service centre was launched in the district here on Tuesday. The said kendra is the latest formation of earlier Nemmadi Kendras.
The centre will offer 36 services including caste and income certificates, birth and death certificates, records of rights, tenacy and Crops(RTC’s), ration cards, Sandhya Suraksha Yojana and others.
A total of 35 such centres will come up in the district, with nine centres in Mysore taluk alone. The centres are also energy friendly, with solar panels put up as an alternative to conventional source of power. So also is the UPS that comes handy at the time of power cuts.
A deputy tahsildar will be in-charge of the centre, with one each of revenue inspector, village accountant, case worker and peon drawn from revenue department to assist the officer.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Naga Nayak told media, a private company which used to handle nemmadi kendras earlier will continue to handle operations at the centres for a period of time. “We are training our staff, who will replace the outsourced staff soon after the training is complete”, Naga Nayak added. However, for a total of 35 centres in the district, still four are devoid of deputy tahsildar. Till the vacancies are filled, revenue inspectors will be in-charge.
All services offered are time-bound and any delay on the part of the staff will prove costly to them. They have to pay a fine of Rs 20 per day till the query is addressed.
Owing to the complaints against Nemmadi Kendras, the centres were restructured and named Atalji Janasnehi Kendras as part of the 88th birthday celebrations of former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee.
“Operations at the Nemmadi Kendras were outsourced to a private company, which had a lot of short-comings. Now, the government has taken over the responsibility of handling the Atalji Jansnehi Kendra’s”, said minister for medical education and district-in-charge minister S A Ramdas, after launching the kendra at Yelwal on the outskirts.
“If more centres are required in the district, a committee under district-in-charge minister can be formed, to decide on opening more centres,” he said. There is a provision to increase the number of centres by 25 per cent.
Chamundeshwari MLA M Satyanarayana, regional commissioner M V Jayanthi, in-charge deputy commissioner and zilla panchayat CEO Dr M N Ajay Nagbhushan and others were present.
Atalji Janasnehi Kendra was inaugurated by MLC K R Mallikarjunappa on the taluk office premises in the city on Tuesday. He said that the service at AJK would ensure that citizens necessary services in a time-bound period.
Deputy commissioner N Jayaram, additional deputy commissioner Bharathi, taluk panchayat president N Basavanna and others were present.
Launch of the Atalji Janasnehi Kendra was held at the Saalagaame Naada-kacheri near here on Tuesday. MLA H S Prakash inaugurated the centre. He said that it was essential for farmers to obtain necessary documents to avail the facilities of the government, he added.
Deputy commissioner K P Mohanraj, president of the city municipal council C R Shankar and others were present.
District-in-charge minister and minister for forests C P Yogeshwar launched the Atalji Janasnehi Kendra at Kalmandir in the city. In all 38 centres have been opened in the district and several services will be provided under the centre, he said.
MLAs M Srinivas, C S Puttaraju and Ashwath Narayan, and chairman of Command Area Development Authority (CADA) D Ramaligaiah, deputy commissioner B N Krishnaiah and superintendent of police Kaushalendrakumar were present.