Officers rapped for holding back funds to SHGs

Social Welfare Dept got Rs. 79 lakh from Lead Bank, but did not pay groups

Officers rapped for holding back funds to SHGs

 
B S Ramprasad, Kolar District in-charge Secretary,  Zilla Panchayat Chief  Executive Officer G V Ranga Rao,  and Deputy Commissioner N Prabhakar are seen at the progress review meeting in Kolar on Wednesday. DH PHOTOThe drinking water problem in the district, poor SSLC results and hostel problems of students were the chief issues discussed at length at the meeting.

The progress of women empowerment schemes was also discussed. Lead Bank manager Thimmappa informed the meeting that although promotional funds to the tune of Rs. 79 lakh had been released to the Social Welfare Department for disbursement to the entitled SC/ST Stree Shakti SHGs and officers had failed to disburse the funds.

Disciplinary action

The secretary took to task the Social Welfare Department officers for the lapse and directed Chief Executive Officer G V Rangarao to initiate disciplinary action against the officers concerned.

On the drinking water problem in the district,  B S Ramprasad, District in-charge Secretary directed the officials to take measures to ensure that the district does not face a severe drinking water shortage in summer.

Water woes

The officer concerned said permission had been granted to transport water by tankers in KGF and Malur. The rest of the district was not facing water shortage, according to him.

Ramprasad directed that measures be taken to acquire 205 acres of government land for the implementation of Yaragolu Drinking Water Project. Tender process should be initiated and if necessary, private land should be purchased, he said.

Results

Detailing the steps taken to improve SSLC results in the district, Deputy Direction of Education Prahalad Gowda said Kolar stood in 29th position and measures were being taken to improve the position to the 20th. Attention was being paid to improve attendance in schools.

Ramprasad suggested that the officers look into teachers’ attendance too. They should visit to schools and be committeed to imprving the results, he said, adding that all schools in the district would get computers the next academic year. He also directed officers to provide good facilities in hostels and appoint wardens who would make efforts to improve the results.

He directed the CEO to issue a show cause notice to Backward Classes Department Officer Rajappa and Kolar Taluk Panchayat Executive Officer A Manjunath who failed to attend the meeting without any intimation.

Deputy Commissioner N Prabhakar, Zilla Panchayat Deputy Secretary Lakshminarayan, Assistant Secretary T Venkataramana, Auditor N Susheelamma and district level officers were present.

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