Akshara Dasoha scam rocks KDP meeting

Akshara Dasoha scam rocks KDP meeting

The issue of Akshara Dasoha scam rocked the tri-monthly KDP meeting in Madikeri on Wednesday.   

The issue of scam was raised by Zilla panchayat member B B Bharthish in th recently held zilla panchayat meeting.  The KDP meeting also decided to hand over the issue to district-level officials to probe.   The Minister asked the DDPI what measures have been taken following the outbreak of Akshara Dasoha scam in the district. To which, DDPI Basavaraju said that the documents are being verified.  Zilla Panchayat Standing Committee on Health and Education President Kanthi Belliappa said that there was no misappropriation in Virajpet taluk. “We need time to complete the probe.”  The Minister said that the education officials will be held responsible for improper supply of food grains to schools. To which ZP CEO Anjanappa said “we have verified documents in few schools. We have written to the education department commissioner to initiate action against the education officers for misappropriation in the food grains.”

 MLC M C Nanaiah urged the Deputy Commissioner to take the issue seriously. Three teams should be constituted under the guidance of chief planning officer and report from each school should be collected and submitted. The Minister also directed the officials to complete the probe within three months and submit a report.  Rain damage MLC M C Nanaiah directed the officials to send a detailed report to the State government on rain damages in the district. “There is a need to give priority to relief work. Borewells should not be dug for supplying drinking water. The trees which have fallen on the road should be cleared,” he said.  Houses for tribals MLC M C Nanaiah said that good houses should be constructed for the tribals. “We should not forget the fact that traditional forest dwellers are the protectors of forest. The officials should respond to their needs and provide basic facilities. Solar fence should be laid to check wild elephant menace in the district.”  Kodagu Circle Chief Conservator of Forest Deekshith said that the forest department is chalking out plans to find permanent solution to wild elephant menace. 

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