Panel to examine report on 'G' category sites

Panel to examine report  on 'G' category sites

A Cabinet sub-committee headed by Law Minister T B Jayachandra will examine the report of Justice B Padmaraj Committee which had recommended the cancellation of allotment of 313 ‘G’ category sites. The sub-committee will decide the State government’s next step of action.

The sub-committee will examine the allotments referred in the Justice Padmaraj committee report case by case and also frame rules for allotment of Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) sites under the discretionary quota of the chief minister. A decision to this effect was taken at the State Cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in Bangalore on Wednesday.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, Jayachandra said the sub-committee will also look into various orders passed by the Karnataka High Court and the Supreme Court on the allotment of ‘G’ category sites.

 The Padmaraj committee has asked the State government to cancel the ‘G’ category allotments which were made between 2004 and 2011, during the tenures of Dharam Singh, H D Kumaraswamy and B S Yeddyurappa as chief ministers. The panel had recommended collection of double the guidance value of the plots as penalty from those who have already built houses on the sites.

Generic drug stores

Mysore Sales International Limited has been appointed nodal agency to set up generic drug stores in every taluk.

e-payment

The Cabinet approved “Unified Mobile Service Platform” project by the e-governance department through which citizens can pay their electricity bill, water bill and traffic penalty and apply for various government services through their mobile phone or device.

 According to officials, the government plans to make all services available under Sakaala on a mobile platform. The Cabinet approved a grant of Rs 20 crore for the project.

Service centres

Common Service Centres (CSC) will be set up to provide high quality and cost-effective video, voice and data content, in the areas of e-governance, education, health, tele-medicine at the gram panchayat level. The Central government will bear 50 per cent of the cost to set up the centres for which the government proposes to implement on public-private-partnership basis.

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