Minister's visit exposes lapses

These were observed by Medical Education and District In-Charge Minister S A Ramdas during his first visit to Mysore taluk on Thursday.

Shocked to see the state of affairs in the taluk office, the minister ordered an inquiry into many issues.

Ramdas observed unauthorized absence in gram panchayats, imperfect drafting of action plan, lack of progress in National Employment Guarantee Scheme and not mentioning details of the works in the book of measurement. He said as many as 8,500 khathas have been distributed but original documents are missing.

Under Ashraya scheme, title deeds have not been distributed since 2005. In the same scheme, a site has been sanctioned to one person but documents had been given to another person. Only residents of villages have been asked to open account immediately. Those indulged in irregularities would be punished after a detailed inquiry.

At Jayapura Veterinary hospital, the minister observed that medicines not used frequently were found to be in full stock, than the emergency drugs.

The officials were asked to buy the medicines only after studying in the village.
The government has given powers to district level officers to buy medicines worth Rs 10 lakh.

Ramdas said steps are taken to overhaul the administration in the district. It is mandatory for taluk and district level officers to maintain diary and record their movements in it. Biometric system will be implemented in all taluk officers to ensure discipline in taluk offices.

All offices should publish the citizen’s charter compulsorily from March 1 by mentioning the services available in their respective departments.

Training will be conducted for the officials of Panchayat Raj. The presidents and vice-presidents of gram panchayats would be trained in formulating the action plan as well as preparation of the budget.

He directed the chief executive officer of Zilla Panchayat, G Satyavathi to verify whether saplings have been planted under the Social Forestry Scheme by the forest department.
This was necessitated when the forest officer failed to give convincing reply regarding total number of saplings planted in the taluk.

Directive

The CEO was asked to visit the spot and submit a detailed report in this regard. Ramdas asked the officials to complete sinking of bore wells sanctioned by Dr B R Ambedkar Development Corporation in the year 2010-11. Instructions were given to hasten the construction works of Mini Vidhana Soudha in the city. Member of Legislative Assembly M Satyanarayana asked district health and family welfare officer to repair the Primary Health Centre which is in dilapidated condition.

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