'Sakala Mitras' to create awareness on time-bound services

Govt is appointing volunteers to ensure that citizens get services on time.

The State government has begun the process of appointing volunteers and ‘Sakala Mitras’ to create awareness among citizens about the time-bound Sakala services and report lapses, if any, Law Minister T B Jayachandra said on Tuesday.

Addressing a press conference in Bangalore on Tuesday, Jayachandra said the volunteers will also serve as Sakala ‘ambassadors’ and will work towards ensuring that citizens get the services on time.

All volunteers would be given Sakala Mitra ID cards, he said. Sakala Mission Director Shalini Rajneesh said that at present as many as one lakh volunteers, who had registered for community policing, were being trained to also serve as Sakala Mitras at 1,400 centres across the State.

“Sakala Mitras, during their free time, will create awareness about the scheme. They will provide regular feedback about the implementation of the scheme by calling the call centre at 080-44554455, or by logging on to the e-janaspandana website,” Rajneesh said.

In another initiative, Assembly constituency-wise performance of implementation of Sakala services is being generated in a bid to help the jurisdictional MLAs to monitor the activities of various offices in their constituencies. For the month of June, the Chamarajpet Assembly segment has secured the top position, followed by Chikkaballapur and Tumkur City.

The report can be accessed at www.sakala.kar.nic.in

Replying to queries, Jayachandra said he would be meeting the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court D H Waghela to discuss the appointment of a retired high court judge to probe the alleged irregularities in the denotification of 541 acres in the remodified Arkavathy Layout.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had announced the probe on July 28, following the Opposition BJP raising the issue in the legislature. “The process of appointing the judge will be completed in three to four days,” Jayachandra said.

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