No proxy attendance in BCM hostels

Bio metric attendance system to come into force soon

 The required equipment have been already installed in 36 hostels. Speaking to Deccan Herald, Backward Community and Minorities Welfare department District Officer H G Prabhakar said bio metric attendance system will help in monitoring the attendance of the students as well as those sneaking in and misusing the facilities.


He said the instruments have already been installed in the hostels. Wardens have been given training in this regard at Vartha Bhavana in the town. The name of the student and thumb impression have been computerised which will be attached to the bio metric machine. This will help in knowing exactly how many students were present at the time of lunch, breakfast and dinner. If a student use the machine after the lunch or breakfast break, it will be considered as absent, he clarified.  The department aims at bringing in transparency in the whole system, he added.

No shortage of food

Prabhakar said “Under BPL quota, all the BCM hostels in the district have received 176 metric tonne rice and wheat. Instead of purchasing rice and wheat at the rate of Rs 25 to 30 from open market, they can purchase rice at the rate of Rs 6.15 under BPL quota. As a result, the remaining money can be used to provide two chapathis, egg, milk and banana and non veg food to the students once in a week.

About 3,000 students are residing in 36 BCM hostels in the district. Pre-metric and post-metric students are given scholarship of Rs 600 and Rs 650 respectively by the government.

He said the government has sanctioned 30 acres land for the construction of Morarji Desai Residential School for minorities at Kyathe village near Kodlipete. The school will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 4 crore and work will commence from December.

Morarji Desai School is being functioning in a theatre at Kodlipete. Around 100 students are pursuing their studies. The new building will accommodate 250 students. Government has also sanctioned 27 cents land for the construction of post-metric and pre-metric girls hostel near Coorg International Hotel. The building will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 1.5 crore. Six cents land has also been sanctioned for the construction of post-metric girls hostel near Ponnampet Taluk Panchayat office.

Devraj Urs Bhavan in a month

The much neglected work on Devaraj Urs Bhavana will be completed within a month. Zilla Panchayat has assured to release Rs 12.5 lakh, said Backward Community and Minorities Welfare department District Officer H G Prabhakar.

He said the work on the building was handed over to Land Army Corporation after releasing Rs 20 lakh. However, the work could not be completed owing to the paucity of funds. Now Zilla Panchayat Standing Committee on Finance has agreed to release Rs 12.5 lakh for the completion of the building. The Backward Community and Minorities Welfare department office will also be shifted to Devaraj Urs Bhavana once the building is completed. 

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