CEO reprimands officials

Officers told to expedite work on housing scheme in Bangarpet, Srinivaspur taluks

“I had to hang my head in shame at the Deputy Commissioners and chief executive officiers’ meeting in Bangalore due to unsatisfactory progress in the the project implementation.

The CEO on Wednesday said the works under the scheme are not taken up in Bangarpet and Srinivaspur taluks and directed the officials concerned to report to him on the works undertaken in these places. He also suggested that they maintain quality while executing the work.

The Taluk panchayat executive officers should oversee the working of the gram panchayat officials. It was the responsibility of the respective taluk nodal officers to ensure the implementation of the schemes, he stressed.

Making a presenation on the works in agriculture department, Deputy Director Chikkanna said, the district had the sufficient supply of chemical fertilisers. Adequate quantity of fertiliser has already been stored in the government owned and private shops. Even seeds were available. However, groundnut seeds were in short supply and more quantity was expected soon, he added.

Balakrishna, chief of Enterprises of India, which has been entrusted with the responsibility to draw up the programmes for the development of the district, gave the details of the development schemes in the 11th five year plan. He informed the meeting that no welfare project has been implemented in the 11th five year plan, so far.
He wanted the officer to chalk out the schemes for the all-round development of the district after conducting the meetings at the gram panchayat, taluk panchayat and at the department levels.  He also asked the officials of various departments to furnish necessary information by June 21. He said details of housing, drinking water, power, sanitary and other basic amenities were needed as per 2001 census to enable the organisation to plan the projects better.

Expressing his unhappiness over the under development of the district, he said Kolar is in17th position in the list of the developed districts.

Zilla panchayat deputy secretary Lakshminarayana, assistant secretary Venkataramanappa, planning officer Rajagopal Rao, district level officers and taluk executive officer were present.


Issues raised

* Quality work stressed.
* Adequate quantity of fertiliser has already been stored in the government owned and private shops.
* Groundnut seeds are in short supply and more quantity is expected soon
* No welfare project has been implemented in the 11th five year plan

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