Minister's gaffe on roster system

Minister's gaffe on roster system

Despite a volley of suggestions from the media, the minister reaffirmed his claim, but only to be corrected by DDPI Nagendrakumar, who said that a new rule is framed after the implementation of Right To Education (RTE) Act that mandates the same.

The minister who realised his mistake said it was a central act, but many States including Karnataka are yet to accept the same.

Violation

This follows a question in this regard raised by a journalist who complained that a particular educational institution is not following roster during the admission process.

The scribe wanted to know whether the social welfare department is monitoring the roster? 

The minister in his reply said that his department can act only on the complaints.
Lauding Mysore district for distributing title deeds to 4,000 slum dwellers, the minister appealed to  the other districts to follow suit.

Of the total 2,225 slums in the State, only 336 have been developed by Karnataka Slum Clearance Board (KSCB). However, 13 lakh families living in the slums are yet to receive title deeds.

The KSCB doesn’t have any power to distribute the facility, as it rests with respective district administrations, the minister added.

105 prisoners listed

On another query related to releasing prisoners on good conduct, on account of forthcoming Independence Day, the minister said that a list of 105 prisoners has been readied. It will be placed before the cabinet for approval before forwarding the same to  Governor’s office. The issue has been juggernaut for the past three years, with Governor H R Bhardwaj not giving his nod to the list of prisoners citing various reasons.

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