MLA urges govt to reconsider DC's transfer

MLA C T Ravi has urged the state government to reconsider the decision to transfer Deputy Commissioner S P Shadakshariswamy and to continue Swamy in Chikkamagaluru.

Addressing mediapersons on Wednesday, he said that Shadakshariswamy was an able and honest DC. “Some people thought he was strict, but, it was his duty to work within the ambit of law. These people wanted him to be transferred to other place,” Ravi said and added that the immediate transfer of the deputy commissioner is unfortunate.

“Since one year, there is no commissioner for the CMC. No assistant engineer has been appointed to the position, which is falling vacant after the transfer of the previous assistant engineer. There is no Project Director and Health Inspector in the CMC. Administration cannot be done smoothly in this situation,” he pointed out.

The legislator further said that the problems have been brought to the notice of the district in-charge minister. “When Abhayachandra Jain was the district in-charge minister, it was decided to complete the overlapped works under Nagarothana scheme. But, at the time, the DC has been transferred and the district in-charge minister also has been changed. Even the tender process of the project has not been completed,” he said.

Ravi said that he has urged Health Minister Ramesh Kumar to pay a visit to the district hospital, in the wake of spread of contagious diseases in the city. “But, the visit of the minister has been cancelled. The minister was urged to take out relief measures immediately,” he added.

“The ground-breaking ceremony of the new deputy commissioner’s office complex by the former district in-charge minister K Abhayachandra Jain is laughable. The tender was not invited for the work. There was no order handing over the contract to the Housing Board. The estimate cost was also not ready. The ground-breaking ceremony was done only to persuade the former Deputy Commissioner B Shekharappa, in the wake of his retirement,” criticised Ravi.

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