'Depute excess teachers to schools in Belthangady'

Criminal case should be booked against land encroachers, says Minister

'Depute excess teachers to schools in Belthangady'

In the wake of the government schools in Belthangady taluk facing acute shortage of teachers, Minister for Higher Education and District-in-Charge Minister C T Ravi directed the DDPI to depute excess teachers from Mangalore taluk, to help the schools.

Presiding over a review meeting of development work at Belthangady Taluk Panchayat on Monday, he said that teachers shortage problem should be addressed by deputing teachers from other taluks which have excess teachers.

Belthangady Block Education Officer said that of the 1,537 sanctioned posts of the government primary and high school teachers in the taluk, as many as 179 are vacant.

Though an attempt was made to depute 30 teachers from the schools, it created problem, as the schools from where the teachers were deputed closed down the school opposing the decision.

“Now, the situation is such that deputing as well as not deputing teachers is objected by the schools. The schools that are facing acute shortage of teachers demand for teachers and any attempt to allocate excess teachers will also face protest,” he said.

When the issue of government land encroachment by the private individuals was raised in the meeting, the Minister directed to take stern action against those  encroaching the government land near lakes and Gomala land. Be it a common man or the influential person, criminal case should be booked against those encroached the land and the Revenue Department should reclaim the encroached land.

Medical camp

In response to the complaints against the failure in identifying the disabled persons in Endosulfan affected areas for pension distribution, the Minister ordered the District Health Officer to conduct another medical camp in the endosulfan affected areas to diagnose the disabled and provide them with the certificates of disability. “The disabled in endosulfan affected area who are yet to be identified, should be given the pension even if they are from APL family,” said the Minister.

He also instructed the Tahsildar to identify the government land in Dharmasthala and submit the records with in 10 days, to construct a Community Health Centre in the town.

The issue of providing decent package to the families that are evicted from Kuduremukh Reserve Forest will be discussed in a special meeting and the decision will be taken, said the Minister.

Shirla TP member Balakrishna Shetty accused the health officers of not diagnosing the children suffering from malnutrition in the government hospitals and anganawadi centres.

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