Sakaala to go web way next year

118 services to be brought under the scheme in November
Last Updated 22 September 2012, 05:09 IST

Sakaala, the scheme for delivering services within a stipulated time, will go online from April 1, next year.

All the departments have been given time till March 31, 2013 to introduce online system to provide services under Sakaala, said Law and Parliamentary Minister S Suresh Kumar, who announced the Cabinet decision to media here on Friday.

Some departments like Transport are already providing certain services through an online system. It will be extended to all the departments by the end of the current financial year, he added.

The online system was being introduced as there were complaints against the current system of manual handling of applications and scope for bypassing applications under Sakaala, he said.

The Cabinet also decided to include 118 services of various departments, in addition to the existing 151 services, under Sakaala with effect from November 1. Additional services cover about 12 different departments, including Forest and Environment, Revenue and Transport, he said.

Pilot basis

Additional services will be first implemented on pilot basis in Aurad, Dharwad, Puttur and Chitradurga taluks from Oct 1.

The Cabinet decided to extend a scheme to clear dues towards the monthly water bill in the city corporations of Mysore, Hubli-Dharwad and Mangalore, till December 31, 2012.
Under the scheme, those who have defaulted on water bills can clear their dues without interest, the minister said.  

The Cabinet decided to release Rs 22 crore for taking up development works in nine naxal-affected taluks in the first phase. It is a part of Rs 45-crore development package announced for the naxal-affected places in the current year’s budget.

A committee headed by the deputy commissioners of the respective districts will oversee implementation of the works under the package. Similarly, a high-level committee headed by the chief secretary will be set up to monitor the works, he added.

Suresh Kumar said the Cabinet decided to appoint Derrick M B Fullinfaw, the nominated member of the Assembly, as the vice-chairperson of Christian Development Council, which will plan and oversee implementation of various welfare schemes meant for the community.

- The chief minister has been authorised to recommend names to the Centre for 2012-13 Padma awards from the State.

- To give 100 per cent grant-in-aid to 43 aided polytechnic institutions.

- Construction of 675 dwelling units for group ‘B,’ ‘C’ and ‘D’ employees of the Karnataka High Court on a five-acre land at Byappanahalli off Old Madras Road in
Bangalore at a cost of
Rs 195 crore.

- Construction of a six-floor residential complex for group ‘C’ and ‘D’ employees of the State government on Crescent Road in Bangalore at a cost of Rs 18 crore.

- Rs 53-crore drinking water supply project for Channarayanapatna town in Hassan district.

- To recruit 391 veterinary doctors under special direct recruitment and preparing draft rules for filling up vacant veterinary doctors’ posts.

- To extend 24/7 drinking water supply project to five complete wards and 12 partial wards of Hubli-Dharwad city corporation at a cost of Rs 71 crore.

- Approval to prepare a plan for solid waste management in Hubli-Dharwad city corporation under Design-Finance-Build-Operate-and-Transfer basis.

(Published 21 September 2012, 18:44 IST)

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