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KDA chairman to seek explanation from officials

KDA chairman to seek explanation from officials
 
DH News Service Gulbarga:
A meeting convened here on Friday by the Kannada Development Authority Chairman Dr Siddalingiah to review the implementation of Kannada in various government departments…

A meeting convened here on Friday by the Kannada Development Authority Chairman Dr Siddalingiah to review the implementation of Kannada in various government departments in the district was marked by the absence of most of heads of departments.

Only some junior rung officials were represented by various departments prompting the Authority Chairman to seek an explanation from some of the heads of departments including the Gulbarga Mahanagara Palike Commissioner Thippesh.

The prominent among those absent at the meeting included the Deputy Commissioner, Chief Executive Officer of Zilla Panchayat and the Assistant Commissioners of Gulbarga and Yadgir. None represented the police department including the Superintendent of Police.

When his attention was drawn to the absence of most of heads of departments, Dr Siddalingaiah said that as the Deputy Commissioner and the CEO had gone to Bangalore, they were absent at today’s meeting. “However I regret to note that many heads of departments are absent today, including the Mahanagarapalike Commissioner. The latter has deputed a second division clerk. I have taken serious note of his absence and sought an explanation from him”.

Similarly the Chairman announced that he would seek explanations from other heads and would not hesitate to initiate disciplinary action against them. “The officers are wrong if they thought that they could neglect the meeting and still get away scot free”, he remarked.

Earlier while reviewing the implementation of Kannada by the Mahanagarapalike, Dr Siddalingaiah took exception to the largescale existence of non-Kannada boards in the City. “Immediate steps be taken to replace them with the Kannada boards. Moreover at the time of issuing licenses and also renewal of licenses for shops and other commercial establishments, the presence of Kannada boards should be made compulsory”, he directed.

Further he ordered the tahasildars in the district to convene a meeting of petrol bunk owners to discuss with them the use of Kannada. “Take steps to ensure display of Kannada boards at the petrol refilling stations”, he added. Similarly Dr Siddalingiah wanted the banks to issue cheque books, DDs etc in Kannada.

He flayed the transport authorities for failing to ensure display of number plates in Kannada. “If the number plates are not in Kannada, don’t register them”, he observed.

However Dr Siddalingaiah was happy that the Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company was issuing the electricity bills in Kannada. “Some ESCOMS are not issuing the bills in Kannada. The example of GESCOM is worth emulating”, he added.

Moreover Dr Siddalingaiah called for treating the issue of implementation of Kannada as major subject in the Karnataka Development Programme meetings.

The Deputy Secretary of Zilla Panchayat Kashinath Gokhale was present.

November 18, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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