Mangaluru, Mar 09, 2017: It is reported that at a review meeting at Netravathi Hall at the ZP on March 8,Wednesday, Karnataka Legislature Backward Classes and Minority Welfare Committee chairman and local MLA J R Lobo, said the overall pass percentage of SSLC students in these hostels is 50%. Department official Urmila said that there was a shortage of funds for construction of own buildings of hostels. A total of 34 hostels are running in rented buildings in the district, 287 sites have been identified for own buildings and 340 crore has been sought from the government. MLA J R Lobo expressed his discomfiture on the low pass percentage of the students in pre-metric and post-metric hostels in the district.
ZP Social Justice Standing Committee president Asha Thimmappa Gowda said there are no wardens in most of the hostels. Committee member P M Narendraswamy directed the department official to take actions to recruit female wardens at ladies hostels.
KREIS pulled up : Noting that zonal tender system is being followed by Karnataka Residential Educational Institutional Society (KREIS) towards the supply of food to the residential institutions meant for backward classes and minority, the committee members directed the DK DC to conduct district-wise tender for the same. The KREIS has not been following the regulations, they said. J R Lobo said the current system of tender is unscientific and hence there is a need for decentralised tender process.
DK DC Dr K G Jagadeesha said that there are 407 crematoriums in 422 villages in the district and wherever there is a need, the district administration will acquire kumki lands and will allocate for crematorium on priority. Fifty eight acres of land has been sanctioned during the last two years. Also, according to government orders, religion-wise crematoriums are to be sanctioned.
ZP CEO M R Ravi said the special schools have been facing fund crunch. This time the funds have not been released to the schools who have failed to upload the biometric data of special children. The real problem is that the thumb impression of special children could not be obtained due to technical problems. Lobo said he has already spoken to the director of the respective department in this connection.
Committee members P M Narendraswamy, S Angara, U B Banakar, Sharada Poorya Naik, K M Thimmarayappa, Satish Krishna Sail, M D Lakshminarayana, K Abdul Jabbar, Syed Mudeer Aga, BG Patil, Sunil Subramani M P and Vidhana Mandala Joint Secretary Mallapppa V Kale were present.