Expedite disposal of atrocity, caste abuse cases, regional commissioner tells of

Expedite disposal of atrocity, caste abuse cases, regional commissioner tells of

Relief paid in 232 cases against 484 registered in region including DK, Udupi

 Regional Commissioner A M Kunjappa, on Thursday, directed the officials for speedy disposal of atrocity and caste abuse cases.

Presiding over the meeting of officials of eight districts under Mysuru region, the officer, who took serious note of the delay in disposing of such cases, directed the authorities concerned to take adequate measures in this regard. Charge sheet should be submitted by the stipulated time and the guilty should be brought to book by disposing cases on priority.

The officers should be given proper directions by holding a review meeting under the chairmanship of deputy commissioners, once a quarter, the officer added.

The commissioner said, “Of the total 484 cases registered in Mysuru, Mandya, Chamarajanagar, Kodagu, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Chikkamagaluru and Udupi districts, only 232 cases have been disposed and compensation has been distributed to the victims. The pending cases should be disposed at the earliest.”

He advised the officials to be aware of the penalty and imprisonment up to six months, following complaints of dereliction of duty, if any, in spending special funds earmarked for the welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes under SC special plan and tribal sub-plan respectively.

“The officials should ensure 100 per cent progress in the current fiscal under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). Barring emergency, the workers should not be granted leave. The executive officers of taluk panchayats should take responsibilities,” he said.

Kunjappa said, “In the current scenario, no progress has been witnessed under NREGS, that provides an opportunity to create jobs at rural level. Besides, in the case of drought relief, the officials should ensure that the benefit reaches eligible persons.

“The documents should be verified before taking up any drought relief works. In the case of drinking water crisis, water should be supplied through tankers.”

Deputy Commissioners C Shikha (Mysuru), Dr Ajay Nagabushan (Mandya) and A B Ibrahim (Dakshina Kannada), Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer P A Gopal and other officials attended the meeting.

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