TP meet resolves to take action against tahsildar, other officials

TP meet resolves to take action against tahsildar, other officials

They did not attend the general meet

Madikeri Taluk Panchayat President H S Subhashini conveing a general meet on Thursday.

The decision was taken by Taluk Panchayat President H S Subhashini in the wake of objections and complaints raised by the members with regard to officials’ absence. Speaking on the occasion, member Taloor Kishor Kumar said that there were several major issues related to Revenue and Forest Departments which should have been discussed in the meet. However, it is unfortunate that panchayat could not discuss the issues as officials are not present, he added.

Kumar said that the system of ration card distribution is unscientific in the taluk. Even when citizens, who apply for certificates, were being neglected at the taluk office, the concerned tahsildar has shown his sheer neglegence by not attending the panchayat meet, he criticised. Officials of the Forest Department also refrained from attending the meet, even though the taluk face wild elephant menace. There is no need of continuing the meet without officials’ presence, Kumar said.

Further, he pointed out that about eight beneficiaries, who were awaiting patta for their land under the ‘Akrama-Sakrama’ Scheme, had died before obtaining their patta certificates.
Hence, the authorities should make arrangements to distribute patta to the kin of those who died.  Member Napanda Kalappa urged the panchayat to recommed action against officials. He warned that a protest will be organised in front of the tahsildar’s office, if he refuses to attend the meet again.

Another member Uma Prabhu alleged that the doctors of Madikeri Government Hospital refused to provide treatment to heart patient Anjali, who is a student from Parane.
Anjali was diagnosed with heart disease at a medical check up camp organised in her school through the Arogya Chaitanya Scheme of the government.

Later, she was sent to the government hospital for further treatment. Prabhu alleged that the doctors sent Anjali back without giving treatment.

Responding to the allegations, Health Officer Mahadevaiah said that he was not aware of the incident. He assured that a report on the incident will be submitted within a week.
Taluk panchayat executive officer Puttaswamy, vice president Chitra Nanaiah and officials were present.

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