Mangaluru, Nov 22, 2014 : At the organised public grievance meet on November 21,Friday, the Lokayukta directed the district administration to hear Malavoor gram panchayat before taking a decision. The issue was raised at the meet by Nalini shetty, a resident of Kenjar village.
Lokayukta Y Bhaskar Rao has directed Dakshina Kannada (DK) district administration to review its decision with regard to the renewal of licence of a liquor shop in Malavoor village.
Nalini said deputy commissioner, A B Ibrahim, had renewed licence of the liquor shop without taking the objections of gram panchayat into consideration.
"The resolution points out the problems villagers face because of the shop," she said. Additional commissioner, Sadashiva Prabhu, said that the order to renew the licence of the shop was done following a high court order and the gram panchayat was not heard while renewing it.
On Nov 21, Friday, the Lokayukta heard 72 grievances, of which, 48 have been disposed. Meanwhile, notices have been served to parties concerned for further inquiry in connection with 24 complaints. There are 712 complaints pending before the Lokayukta in the state as on November 19, 2014, said Justice Rao. As many as 4,566 complaints pending before the Lokayukta as on February 14, 2013 and 2,269 more complaints received between February 14, 2013 and November 19, 2013, Rao said, adding that 6,123 complaints were disposed of between February 14 and November 19, 2013.
Meanwhile, the Lokayukta has conducted 385 trap cases, 167 raid cases, and registered 269 cases from February 14, 2013 to November 19, 2014. The total value of properties seized is Rs 261.79 crore, he added.