CM inaugurates DC office complex in Manipal

CM inaugurates DC office complex in Manipal

The new office is first paperless office in the State

Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda inaugurated the newly built Deputy Commissioner’s office complex at Rajatadri in Manipal on Sunday.

He said that the new complex built at a cost of Rs 27 crore is the first full-fledged computerised and paperless office of the State. The structure has three blocks.

The Chief Minister addressing the gathering said that as a special case he will order to fill up as many as 50 vacant posts in various offices of district administration.

He said that the government has recently introduced the Public Service Guarantee Act in a bid to fulfill the aspirations of the people and to totally avoid inconveniences caused to them due to the apathy of the officials. The Act is aimed to curb corruption and to ensure timely response from the officials within a fixed timeframe, failing which the officials can be penalized.

“Adequate grants for the construction of mini Vidhana Soudha, replacing the existing Udupi taluk office will be provided. A time bound programme will be initiated soon for providing house sites to employees working at district revenue office,” he said.

He permitted Deputy Commissioner to utilize the excess funds of about Rs 1.28 crore available with him to purchase required number of vehicles for the office.

“One third of the total required funds will be made available to the district administration next year for the construction of bridges at Havanje and Kolalagiri in Udupi taluk. This would reduce the distance between new DC office and these places,” he said and expressed satisfaction over the district administration’s arrangements of deploying  40 buses to ply from various locations to the new DC office complex, and making available all offices of both revenue and the Zilla Panchayath under one roof.

Stressing on the need for corruption free and transparent governance, Gowda pledged  that he is committed for the integrated development of Udupi district and provide clean and corruption free administration to the people of Karnataka.

He said he is happy to note that the new DC office building also started functioning soon after the inauguration with the clearance of file by the Deputy Commissioner pertaining to Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha constituency.

Earlier speaking after inaugurating the newly built extension building of Dr G Shankar Government Women First Grade College and Post Graduation Study Centre, Chief Minister announced that the required government land adjacent to the college for setting up of Post Graduation Study Centre at the college will be made available very soon. He directed district administration to send the relevant file to his office within a week time, so that he can sanction the land within a week.

Reiterating the government’s commitment towards education, he said that the government during the current budget has earmarked Rs 12,200 crore for education sector, he added.

Protest foiled

The district police foiled the attempts of JD(S) district unit, which tried to stage black flag protest during the inaugural ceremony of new Deputy Commissioner’s Office complex at End Point in Manipal.

The protest was held against shifting of DC office to End Point and collection of maintenance charges from various government offices housed in the new building.

Over 40 JD(S) activists under the leadership of District President Deviprasad Shetty were
arrested and released later.

JD(S) members were stopped by police and arrested on their way to Manipal.

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