Puttur, Aug 08, 2014: Puttur MLA Shakuntala Shetty has directed the Block Education Officer to ensure that schools wishing to conduct special classes should ensure that the special classes are conducted for all students and not just for a few girl students. While saying say she was referring to the recent instance of alleged sexual harassment of students by a teacher who summoned them on the pretext of special classes.
Participating in the tri-monthly KDP review meeting held at the Puttur Taluk Panchayat auditorium on August 7, Thursday, the MLA also instructed the authorities to take steps to repair the bad roads lest people would revolt.
The issue of wild elephant menace in Ichlampady and Kombar was raised by KDP member Sarvottam Gowda.
Range Forest Officer Sridhar who responded to the problem said the local forest department has no authority to trap the wild elephants and shift them to other places. The Union Government’s permission has to be sought for the same, he informed.
The MLA also asked officials to close all unused borewells in the taluk. The ZP engineer said there were 66 unused bore wells and all have been covered.
However, the officer was in for embarrassment when the MLA provided the details which she had secured from the Panchayat which said there were 268 unused borewells of which 225 have been closed and 43 are yet to be capped.
Taluk Panchayat President Pulasya Rai, Vice President Dinesh Medu, Standing Committee President Rekha Nagaraj, TP Executive Officer Vijaya Gowda and others participated in the meeting.