Officers disobeying orders liable to lose jobs: Lokayukta

Last Updated 20 November 2017, 17:36 IST

Officers disobeying my orders liable to lose jobs: Lokayukta

MANIPAL: Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty said that his office receives many complaints against corrupt sub-registrars and action would be taken to cleanse the system.

Speaking at the grievances meet held here on Monday, the Lokayukta said that the sub-registrars have been involved in corruption activities across the state.

Replying to a grievance by a group of people in Udyavar over the pollution created by the fishmeal industries functioning for the last 20 years, the Lokayukta said that he would take action following the affidavit filed by those aggrieved.

Diwaker, representing the group said that the industry has forged documents. However the environment officer had cleared it saying there was no violation of environment laws.

To another query over the irregularities of the Tahsildar in offering title deeds to Zeenath from Marne in Karkala, the Lokayukta said he would give two weeks of time to concerned authority to settle the matter. The aggrieved is entitled to get a certificate under 94C.

He said the concerned authority has failed to consider their problems. The authority should submit the compliance report in two weeks.

To another case concerning Akkaiah Bai, the Lokayutka also instructed the concerned officials to look into the problems and grant the title deed immediately.

Narayana Sherigar from Nallur in Karkala alleged that mistake has been committed by the ADLR while plotting the land. Lokayukta instructed the ADLR to go for re-plotting the land after taking up the issue suo-motu. Though the survey is done, the entry was wrong. The ADLR should hear all concerned parties before finally sketching the plot, the Lokayukta said.

The Lokayukta said action would be taken against all officials who fail to obey his orders. He would make sure that his officers take up the cause and investigate. He cautioned that the penalty for officers who disobey the Lokayukta police or misguide them would be dismissal from their jobs.

He declined to interfere into the issues which is under the jurisdiction of Upa-Lokayukta. To another grievance wherein the aged mother is harassed by her younger son over the property dispute, Lokayukta said that as the case is in the High Court, he is unable to pass the judgment.

The son has approached the High Court staying the order passed by the Assistant Commissioner Kundapur. He advised the aggrieved party to plead the court for vacating the stay order.

The Lokayukta disposed off 52 grievances on the spot.

Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty said that it is the duty of the 62 gram panchayats, four ULBs situated along the national highway to dispose solid waste in a scientific manner.

Deputy Commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis, ZP CEO Shivananda Kapashi, SP Sanjeev Patil and others were present.

DH News Service

(Published 20 November 2017, 17:16 IST)

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