'Fake marks cards being used for driving license'

Members seek criminal case against culprits

Saritha Poonaccha The issue of using fake marks cards to get driving license rocked the floor of Zilla Panchayat on Friday.

Raising the issue, Member Kechamada Saritha Poonaccha urged the authorities to probe into the issue and file criminal case against the culprits.

The government has passed an order in 2007 that one should have passed seventh standard to get driving license. Unfortunately, several poor are availing the driving license by producing fake marks cards, she said.

Those from outside the state are involved in fake marks card racket. Unfortunately, the RTO has not filed any complaint with the police so far. There is a need to bring out the truth, she said.

Poonaccha said there is a primary school at Mullusoge in Kushalnagar. One Jagadeesh has produced marks card from Mullusoge High School, to avail driving license.

However, in reality there is no high school in Mullusoge at all. In other cases, Arun, Mahadev and Naseer have given the marks card of same register number (0507463).

The register number, marks, school number and school seal are same in all the three marks cards, she added.

Zilla Panchayat Shantheyanda Ravi Kushalappa promised to bring the matter to the notice of Deputy Commissioner for further action.

During the meeting the Zilla Panchayat meeting okayed the action plan of Rs 80 crore for 2012-13.

Toilets

A sum of Rs 1.50 lakh will be released under Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) to construct toilets for Kalmatta, Kirukodli mutt schools at Kodlipete. However, few members flayed the Zilla Panchayat for sanctioning funds for private schools to construct toilets.

The ZP president Ravi Kushalappa urged the officials to give details on whether the funds under TSC can be released to private schools within two weeks. The cheque issued to the schools should be withheld as of now, he said.

The ZP decided to take back the government land given to various departments, which are not used now. About 280 acre government land in survey number 13 in Seegehonnur was given to horticulture department.

Member S N Raja Rao said that the land given to horticulture department is not being used by them. The ZP president said “we need to find out whether the government land has been encroached. There is a need to carry out survey of the government land.”

Zilla Panchayat Vice-President H M Kaveri, Deputy Secretary S Y Basavarajappa and others were present.

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