Government may stop outsourcing admin work

Government may stop outsourcing admin work

It has become a major lobby: Minister

The State government is contemplating scrapping the policy of outsourcing administrative works in its various departments and agencies. The Cabinet, which met on Monday, discussed the issue at length while examining the proposal to approve fresh recruitments in 10 municipal corporations, excluding the BBMP. 

Outsourcing has become a major lobby and there are serious complaints of compliance and accountability within the departments, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra told reporters on Tuesday during a briefing on the Cabinet meeting. 

“We are contemplating scrapping the policy of outsourcing in all areas of governance. With more and more administrative works being outsourced, the decision to scrap outsourcing may help in curbing the lacunae and bring more accountability in the administration,” the minister said. 

The Cabinet has approved filling 990 posts in the 10 municipal corporations, although the total number of vacancies is 3,811. Currently, there are 1,377 employees in these municipal corporations. 

Border row with AP 

The Cabinet also resolved that it will take a decision on the border issue between Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh only after the Survey of India report is submitted. Jayachandra said the Cabinet was wary of taking any decision on the matter given the huge mining interest in the region. 

“The Andhra Pradesh government is very keen to resolve the border dispute at the earliest but we are waiting for the Survey of India report,” he said. “We are getting some more documentation from the Tamil Nadu archives so as to submit them to the Survey of India and get the exact demarcation of our State after the reorganisation of states was effected,” he said. 

Besides, the Cabinet has given administrative approval for the lift irrigation project at Dudihal in Bijapur. The project, for which 10,000 acres are to be acquired, will be taken up along with the Upper Krishna Project Stage III at a cost of Rs 173 crore. 

The Cabinet also resolved to formulate the Energy Conservation Code for government buildings, based on the recommendations of the Chief Architect of Karnataka, to ensure that more energy efficient gadgets are used in them.

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