Minister favours criminal case for embezzlement of govt funds

 
Dr Mumtaz Ali KhanGovernment funds are being misused in various departments in the district. The officers are not coming up with convincing reply. There is a glaring mismatch between the statistics on the work executed and utilisation of funds,”  the minister observed at the progress review meeting of Karnataka Development Programme, held here on Wednesday.

Inquiry ordered

The minister directed the Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer to conduct a thorough inquiry into the allegation that the Executive Officers of six taluk panchayats in the district have spent the salary grants of Education Department without prior approval from the Zilla Panchayat.

He asked the Deputy Commissioner to initiate stringent action against officers found guilty of misusing the government funds.

The tahsildars of respective taluks should prepare a comprehensive report on the social, educational and financial status of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. They should take steps to prevent atrocity on reserved categories under Civil Rights Protection Act. The interests of poor and downtrodden should be safeguarded by effective implementation of statues, the minister directed. He instructed to organise Zilla Utsav and Dalit Utsav in the month of December.

Football tournament

Deputy Commissioner Anwar Pasha revealed that state-level football tournament will be held in the City from November 15. The district administration will provide boarding and lodging facilities for the players for the 3-day event.

Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer N Krishnappa informed that toilet facility is yet to be provided to as many as 2,600 schools in the district. As of now, toilets have been constructed in 800 schools. The agricultural activities in the district are satisfactory.
A sum of Rs one crore is earmarked for development of indoor stadium of Youth Services and Sports Department and equal sum reserved for the development of exteriors. The work on construction of swimming pool has already started, revealed, the District officer of Youth Service and Sports Department.

Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) executive engineer Thippeswamy disclosed that Rs 50 lakh has been spent for installing transformers in the district. As many as 64 transformers have been purchased and 98 installed in a span of one week.
Legislator K P Bachegowda urged the district in-charge minister to allot site for construction of Ranga Mandira in the City. Taking a dig at irregular power supply, he warned that Bescom may have to face protest from the farmers if regular supply is not restored.

ZP president Vinuta Srinivas, vice-president Chenduru Venkatesh, Superintendent of Police Ravindra Prasad were present in the meeting.

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