MLA alleges irregularities in govt hostels

He was speaking at the quarterly review meeting of the Taluk Panchayat in the town on Wednesday. “The number of students staying in the hostel is more than the prescribed limit, creating problems for the eligible ones,” he said.

Bacchegowda said officials in charge of the hostels and those of the social welfare department should visit the hostels frequently and interact with the students.

Problems, if any, should be tackled at the earliest, the MLA said.

Most schools in the taluk lacked proper toilet facilities, creating problems for the students, Bacchegowda said.

The education officers or the teachers should bring to the notice of the Taluk Panchayat president, elected representatives or the government regarding lack of toilets, he said.
“The grants from the government should be utilised in a proper way. Besides providing basic amenities in schools, steps should be taken to ensure that the students score well in the exams,” t he MLA said.

He noted that the taluk was receiving good rains and the farmers must be provided the necessary sowing seeds, fertilisers and agriculture implements. Farmers must be provided all the information regarding crops and about government facilities, MLA,
Bacchegowda said.

Taluk social welfare officer Krishnappa said: “The problems are found mostly in post-matric hostels. If outsiders are not allowed, they ransack items in the hostels. The matter has been brought to the notice of the Zilla Panchayat chief executive officer. Steps to ensure security at hostels will be taken and ID cards will be given to inmates to prevent irregularities.”

Block education officer Raghunath Reddy promised action against those misusing government funds in construction of school toilets. Taluk Panchayat president Manjula, vice-president Venkataramanappa, executive officer Ramachandra Reddy and others were present.

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