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Discrimination in funds use for Taluk Panchayat members causes chaos

Discrimination in funds use for Taluk Panchayat members causes chaos


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangalore, Oct 29, 2014:   The Mangalore taluk panchayat meeting here on October 28,Tuesday,  was ruled by confusion and disturbamces caused  by  discrimination in allocation of funds to taluk panchayat members. 


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The meeting commenced  with Standing Committee on Social Justice President Mohammed Yusuf accused the TP President of not approving the action plan submitted by him to take up development work in Ulaibettu constituency.  Reacting to it, EO Vishwanath Poojary said that action plan was submitted to the ZP after getting approval from the TP. The ZP too has approved the action plan.

Former president Harish said “the action plan was prepared during my tenure as President. I had asked Yusuf to submit the list of development works to be taken up in his constituency several times. However, as he had failed to furnish details, the works were not included. Now, he has complained to the ZP that the list given by him was not included.

The elected representatives have responsibility of taking up development work in his/her constituency.” Member Prakash said that proposals for the development work under funds meant for the welfare of SC/ST have not been prepared. The members have no knolwdge on the availability of funds. However, former President has taken up development work worth Rs 32 lakh in his constituency alone.

Mohammed said if a member fails to give a list of development works to be included in the action plan, the President can utilise his discretionary power and earmark Rs 2.75 lakh to the development of a particular constituency.

After argument and counter arguments on the fund allocation by the members, TP Vice President Prakash said that any discrimination in the allocation of funds will be set right by the President, Vice President and TP EO. On revenue adalat, Deputy Tahsildar said that the list of gram panchayats where adalat will be held has already been circulated., The government is also planning to conduct hobli level adalat shortly. The District-in-Charge Minister has directed revenue department to set right all the loopholes in the RTC by March.   TP Vice President directed officials to create publicity on the adalats.

Health card  :  When members raised the subject of distributing health cards to the children of government and aided schools, taluk medical officer said that 50 per cent of the schools have been covered by the doctors.  PHC doctors do not visit the schools to conduct check-up. Instead, a team of private doctors will visit the schools. The school authorities have been directed to inform regarding  camps to the elected representatives.

To a query on resignation by medical officers, the officer said that 10 medical officers out of 23 have tendered resignation. Those who have resigned will work till November 28.


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