Seven new paramedical colleges okayed

Seven new paramedical colleges okayed

The state Cabinet on Wednesday approved the setting up of seven paramedical institutions in different districts.

Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra told reporters after the Cabinet meeting that the government has approved allotment of 320 seats to these institutions.

The institutions are: Lakshmi Paramedical College, Bengaluru; Mangala Paramedical College, Mangaluru; Netra Paramedical College, Udupi; Nijalingappa Medical College, Hangal; Gautham Paramedical College, Bengaluru; Oxford College, Bengaluru; and HCG Institute of Oncology, Bengaluru.

The Cabinet also gave its approval for the purchase of 50 buses and 200 Hoysala/Garuda vehicles for the police at a cost of Rs 14.31 crore, he said.

Administrative approval has been given for construction of a Rs18-crore rail-over-bridge between Jumnal and Vijayapura stations. Other decisions taken include appointing retired officer B Chalapathy as the CM’s special officer; appointing retired judge Justice A V Chandrashekara as judicial member of the Administrative Tribunal; to dismiss  K Ramashetty, Adult Education Officer, Shivamogga, as per the Upa Lokayuta recommendation, for accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000; to impose a penalty of compulsory retirement on Dr Praveen Sumbad, the then medical officer, PHC, Yadgir, for accepting a bribe of Rs 2,000 and to defer Lokayukta recommendation and exonerate Inspector C Balakrishna.

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