Yeddyurappa's 'star' sessions from today

Brainstorming sessions will now move to star hotels

  From Friday evening onwards, the ‘brainstorming’ sessions will be held in a five star hotel.

The CM, the ministers and secretaries and principal secretaries of all departments will camp at Golden Palms & Spa Resort, off Peenya Road till Saturday evening to hold Mantana-2. Yeddyurappa held the first Manthana  in August 13 last year. Such exercise is the brain child of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The aim is to hold an open discussion on providing effective administration, planning new schemes and programmes and ways to implement them. The officials will be allowed to do all the talking at Mantana. The officials have been instructed to make a presentation on how things can be changed for better and spell out problems, if any, they are facing in implementing various schemes and programmes.

The CM has also asked the Commissioners of BDA and BBMP and department Survey and Settlement and the BWSSB Chairman to take part.

The entire entourage of ministers, including the CM, and the officials, including the Chief Secretary, is scheduled to leave for the resort at 4 pm from the CM’s home office Krishna by a bus.

However, according to sources, some ministers may not turn up to the meeting and that they have sought permission from the CM to remain absent.

The CM is scheduled to start holding meetings with ministers and officials at 6 pm on Friday evening. The meeting is scheduled to go on till 9 pm. On June 27, a meeting with all ministers and the officials has been scheduled.

The cost of camping and holding the two day session is met by the government. Why the government should move into a star hotel to hold the meeting? “Why not! We need to move out Vidhana Soudha so that we can discuss and think creatively without disturbance. In Vidhana Soudha, we have too much disturbance to hold meetings”, was the reply by a top bureaucrat of the CMO.

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