Udupi tops in Sakala implementation

Udupi tops in Sakala implementation

Udupi district has secured an overall position of number one in implementing Sakala scheme across the State in the month of May. Mandya and Chamrajnagar districts are in second and third position respectively.

In May, around 47,937 applications were received, of which, 40,137 applications are disposed off.

The documentation of statistical data for the month of June is underway. In the process, there is need for self retrospection over the precariousness in the position achieved by the revenue department of Udupi district.

The revenue department in the district has collapsed to 28th position in mid June as against its status of 7th position in the month of May. In May, as many as 22,096 applications were received and around 14,130 applications were disposed off.
The fluctuation in the position that is adorned by the district is quite amazing. The imbalanced present scenario in the disposal of the pending applications in the revenue department may hit the overall ranking position of Udupi district.
Udupi is one among other small districts across the State with three taluks.

Besides, there are also hordes of grievances from the people across the district over lackadaisical functioning of the revenue departments in the taluk offices.
The people who come approaching from distant and remote villages especially for the RTC transactions are at immense inconveniences.The applicant has to sweat it out for days together to procure one single RTC.

Deputy Commissioner Dr M T Reju told Deccan Herald that the underlying cause for the inconsistency in the ranking of the district in Sakala programme is mainly because of revenue department. The technical reasons has led to the pendency is special taluks such as Brahmavar.

This has hindered the ranking of the district especially when it comes to highest number of RTC transact ions, he added.

Udupi is the fifth largest district in the State when it comes to highest RTC transactions that are taking place. Belgaum, Tumkur and Hassan are the other districts where large number of RTC transactions takes place.

The DC said the districts like Dakshina Kannada and Shimoga are also having less number of RTC transactions in contrast to Udupi district, following which there is the high pressure on the work force that is available.

Whenever a serious drive is initiated to maintain the consistency in the ranking, it has been not possible following the old machinery system that exists. However, the mechanism mode is sustainable every month, he added.

The district administration will take up serious initiatives to maintaining the top position in the ranking.

The Deputy Commissioner told that the existing machineries in the taluk offices will be replaced with new ones shortly. Besides, measures will also be taken to recruit village accountants to overcome the shortage of staffs in taluk offices. There is a huge scarcity of village accountants in the district.

He said when it comes to the ranking, there are nine more days till the end of the month. “We can hope to perform better within this stipulated time,” the DC added.