PYKA funds remain unutilised in Kolar

Panchayat Yuva Kreeda Aur Khel Abhiyaan (PYKA) Centre in Narasapura has not completed works, even after the government released Rs one lakh grant to it, complained Department of Youth Services and Sports Superintendent M L Devika.

At a meeting convened here at the Taluk Panchayat on Tuesday, she further said that the Zilla Panchayat Engineering Division has not yet submitted accounts related to the works.

She told the meeting that she visited the work site at least thrice but there was no indication about the works going-on. She warned that a probe would be initiated if the accounts related to the work were submitted late.

Member K N Nagaraj sought to know, why the funds were released when the work was not completed yet.

­“Unless the funds were released, they (authorities) could not take up the work,” she retorted.

Krishnamurthy, a member, complained that the targetted beneficiaries are deprived as the department is not creating awareness about the funds released and the projects taken up.

In reply, Devika said that the department lacks staff, hence, it is not easy to visit every gram panchayat to sensitise people about the programmes.

Disagreeing with her, a few members observed that the officials can visit 5-6 gram panchayat in a day instead of complaining about lack of staff.

12 new centres

The meeting decided to open PYKA centres in government schools located at Marjenahalli, Toradevanhdali, Sulur, Koregondanahalli, Vemgal, Tokalaghatta, Seethi, Abbani, Arahalli, Annihalli, Chowdadenahalli and Ramasandra.

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