Mangaluru, Mar 29, 2015: Speaking at the tri monthly KDP meeting on March 28, Saturday, DK District-in-Charge Minister Ramanath Rai who chaired the meet said that a meeting with the Director of e-governance and ITand BT department director will be convened shortly to discuss anomalies over Aadhaar registration in Dakshina Kannada district in particular. MLA J R Lobo and MLC Ivan D’Souza said that only about 30 tokens are issued daily for enrolling names under Aadhaar which is causing great hardships and delays to people in Dakshina Kannada district.
Many Aadhaar enrolment centres see residents waiting in the early hours of the morning. Tokens are exhausted within a very short time. Touts have organised themselves and are extorting money. There are several unfair practices prevailing in the process and unregulated crowds make matters worse.
Aadhaar centres : DK DC Adoor B Ibrahim said that as per the directions of the government Aadhaar centres were opened in all the 17 Atal Janasnehi Centres. With this, there are 27 Aadhaar enrolment centres in the district. In addition to the day-to-day work, the existing staff at the Naada kacheri have to enrol the names for Aadhaar, which is a difficult matter.
DK district administration submitted a detailed report to the government on the road blocks faced at the Aadhaar enrolment centres and requested to appoint for a computer operator to look into the works related to Aadhaar enrolment.
DK Additional Deputy Commissioner Sadashiva Prabhu said that about 79 per cent of population have already enrolled their names for Aadhaar in the district. After the centres were opened in Naada kacheri, 6,780 registrations have been carried out.
Aadhaar card for availing scholarship : This point drew the ire of MLC Ivan D’souza at the Karnataka Development Program meet. Though, Deputy Director of Public Instruction Moses Jayashekar informed the chair Aadhaar was not mandatory to get the scholarships officials were introducing new requirements.
The students were troubled with new requiremenst. MLC Ivan said that Children are made to queue up both in the Aadhaar centers and where scholarships are processed. He criticized Aadhaar system which has been generating umpteen number of problems. Either card has to be processed and distributed smoothly or has to be scrapped, he expressed his ire to Chairman and district in charge minister Ramanath Rai too and demanded quick solutions.
Citing reports in a Kannada daily, the MLC added that officials of the education department were making children to run from pillar to post and saying Aadhaar is a must for scholarships, which is not so. DDPI Moses clarified that he received orders from his higher authority to announce new requirement but department has not made the same compulsory. MLC D’Souza pleaded with the chair to reconsider the problems faced by the students and have a permanent solution soon.
Shiradi ghat : An NH official said that the first phase of the work on 13.620 -km stretch on Shiradi Ghat road will be completed May 2015. The movement of vehicles are likely to resume before monsoon.
The tender for the second phase of work for 13-km stretch for concreting and 21-km for asphaltation has been invited. The last date for tender is April 4. Superintendent of Police Sharanappa said that if it rains, Charmadi Ghat stretch will be a disaster, if no measures are taken to check the eroding of the soil used for widening the road. The officials should focus on improving the Charmadi Ghat stretch. DK DC directed the officials to asphalt the road which has been widened on the stretch before the onset of monsoon.
Bengre residents demand ; Residents of Bengre demanded NOC from the Mangalore City Corporation to seek electricity connections, MLA J R Lobo said that the issue needs to be solved by the MCC commissioner and Mescom. The Mangalore City Corporation can give NOC with a condition that the NOC should be used for availing electricity connections and not for availing door number or title deeds.
Before the meet DK district-in-charge minister Ramanath Rai inaugurated anti-child labor awareness vehicle. The vehicle will go around the district till April 6 spreading awareness on curbing child labor. The program is carried out by district administration in consortium with District Child Labor Project Society.
KRDCL official said that the work on approach road to Mangalore International Airport will be ready by March end.