DC takes officials to task for incomplete works

DC takes officials to task for incomplete works

Deputy Commissioner B Ramu took the officials to task for citing non-availability of funds for poor underground drainage works, drinking water supply, and maintenance of cleanliness and hygiene in the district.

Addressing the officials after the phone-in programme here on Friday, the deputy commissioner said, it is the responsibility of the district administration to provide basic amenities to the people.

"It is possible only if the officials collect the taxes regularly so that it can be utilised for works under their respective departments," he stressed.

Superintendent of Police Dharmendra Kumar Meena pointed out that illegal liquor sales, above the maximum retail price (MRP), in parts of the district, was rampant. The authorities concerned have failed to take necessary action, he said.

The deputy commissioner took the Excise department officials to task saying that the Police department has been burdened and has been conducting raids since five months in Kollegal, Hanur, Ramapura and other places.

An Excise department official explained that the department has been conducting raids regularly and justified that illegal liquor sales are reported only at places where there are no wine shops.

The deputy commissioner said, "It is not right to sell liquor in bulk quantities, just for achieving the target. This results in irregularities. If the licences of a few shops are cancelled, others will learn from it."

In all, 29 complaints on poor underground drainage works, encroachment of lake, sand mining, lack of toilets, irregularities in ration shops and others were received during the phone-in programme.

Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer K Harish Kumar and Additional Deputy Commissioner K M Gayathri were present on the occasion.

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