Poor disposal of petitions at Janaspandana

Poor disposal of petitions at Janaspandana

Minister suggests officers visit villages often

“Only 40 pc of the petitions received are being disposed of while the solution eludes the rest. Officers are not responding properly to the woes of the public,” the minister said speaking after inaugurating Janaspandana at Avalagurki in the taluk on Saturday.
Calling upon officials to serve as servants of the public, the minister suggested them to realise plight of poor by visiting villages at regular intervals. He directed that the applications received at Janaspandana should be disposed of on the spot itself.

The government has been organising Janaspandana to provide instant solution to the problems of the public. The people should utilise the opportunity to seek solution for their genuine problems and instead should use it as a tool to settle scores and harass officers.
Zilla Panchayat vice-president Chenduru Venkatesh said that villagers have not been taking advantage of the benefits available under Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme as a result of which Central grants to the tune of crores of rupees is remaining unutilised. He called upon the people to improve infrastructure in their respective villages by taking up works under MGREGS and suggested the officials to generate awareness on the scheme in the public.

Legislator K P Bache Gowda said that the objective of Janaspandana would be served to the full if the officials of all the departments were present at the meet. “Otherwise, the problems remain unresolved, with officials pointing fingers against each other,” he opined. However, the MLA lauded the efforts of officials in redressing public grievances through Janaspandana so far.

Bache Gowda disclosed that a sum of Rs one lakh has been released from legislator’s fund to construct toilet for the Government High School in Avalagurki village.
Zilla Panchayat chief executive officer N Krishnappa, Additional Deputy Commissioner G S Naik, Assistant Commissioner G V Seenappa, Taluk Panchayat executive officer Dr Ashwathappa, Tahsildar L C Nagaraj, Gram Panchayat president Muniyappa and district-level officers were present.

Meanwhile, in a meeting of supervisors of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Backward Classes and Minorities’ hostels the minister said that several discrepancies in providing amenities to hostel inmates had come to his notice.  Majority of the hostels lack well-equipped buildings and authorities are not evincing any interest in improving the poor infrastructure, he noted and directed the supervisors to bring any problem related to hostels to his notice, directly. Joint Director of Backward Classes and Minorities’ Welfare Department, Mohammed Iqbal, was present in the meeting.
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