Monday, October 31, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meet, the Higher Education Minister, Dr V.S. Acharya, and the Law Minister, Mr Suresh Kumar, said the State Cabinet has agreed on all the suggestions made by the high-power committee, headed by the Additional Chief Secretary, Mr K. Jairaj.
SPECIAL INVESTIGATION TEAM
The committee has also suggested to the Government to constitute a special investigation team (SIT) to probe in detail the role of each department, officers involved and also fix punishment required for their official misconduct.
Mr Suresh Kumar said the committee had instructed the Departments of Revenue, Mines and Geology, Police, Commercial Tax, Forest and Transport to serve notices on their officials indicted in the Lokayukta report and seek their views.
The departments identified gave the action taken report to the high-level committee and also a mechanism instituted by them to monitor the probe.
Of the total 617 officials named by the Karnataka Lokayukta report, 447 officers have been identified, action have been initiated on 182 officers and 170 are yet to be traced or identified, said Mr Suresh Kumar.
The committee has recommended stringent action against some officials.
The IAS officers named in the report are Mr K.S. Prabhakara, Mr M.V. Shivalingamurthy, Mr Srigangaram Baderia.
The IFS officers are Mr Muthaiah (ex-Deputy Conservator of forests-Bellary, Mr Srinivasalu (ex-Deputy Conservator of Forests-Chitradurga), Mr P. Rajshekar (ex-Deputy Conservator of forests-Bellary), Mr M.K. Shukla, (ex-Deputy Conservator of forests-Bellary).
The committee has also recommended to the State Government to initiate action on the IAS/IFS officers after taking their views in person.
The panel also said administrative reforms and suitable amendments to the existing acts in the departments identified in the illegal mining in the State.
The Lokayukta report had observed that documents seized from Mr Karapudi Mahesh, a trusted aide of Mr Reddy, indicated that payments were made to officials of various departments.
High level board headed by CM to boost agricultural productionPTI | 09:10 PM,Oct 28,2011
Bangalore, Oct 28 (PTI): The Karnataka Government today decided to set up a high-level board headed by the Chief Minister for effective implementation of programmes aimed at boosting agricultural production and to rechristen its "organic farming mission" as "Amrutha Bhoomi" project. Ministers of Agriculture and Horticulture would be the other board members as per the cabinet meeting decision today, Minister for Higher Education Dr V S Acharya told reporters. The cabinet decided no action is necessary on a complaint which alleged a Rs 50 crore scam in Karnataka Drugs and Logistics Warehousing Society in purchase of drugs after the Official committee which went into it declared there was no truth in it, he said. Acharya said the Cabinet decided to amend the Karnataka Judicial Service Act 2004 to facilitate 10 per cent of posts of district judges be given to civil judges who have completed five years of service during the selection process. He said 10 first grade colleges set up by SCs and STs between June 1987 and March 1995 would come under grant-in-aid facility, costing the state exchequer Rs 5.02 crore annually. The government would set up a quality regulation board to monitor quality aspects on roads developed with World Bank and Asian Development Bank assistance, he said.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Udupi, Oct 14: District in-charge minister, Dr V S Acharya, promised to put in efforts towards realizing the long-felt need of laying a modern synthetic track in the town to boost training facilities for the sportspersons.
He also exuded confidence of turning the region into a prominent centre of sports within a period of five years, if everyone put in their efforts in this direction.
The minister was speaking after inaugurating the state level athletics championship, which underwent at the district stadium here on Thursday October 13. The championship is being held by the district athletics association in association with Karnataka Athletics Association. Corporation Bank has sponsored the event, while Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd have participated as co-sponsor.
“During his recent visit to the town, our Chief Minister has given his nod for laying the synthetic track here at a cost of four crore rupees. My endeavour will be to ensure that the work on the track will begin during this financial year itself. If teachers, sportspersons, organizations and clubs come together, it is not difficult to turn this region into a sports hub,” he felt.
Corporation Bank general manager, B R Bhat, presided over the inaugural. District deputy commissioner, Dr M T Reju, inspected guard of honour provided by the sportspersons. President of the championship committee and MLA, K Raghupati Bhat, welcomed. Working president, Yashpal Suvarna, proposed vote of thanks.
MRPL managing director, Uttam Kumar Basu, well-known sportsperson and cine actress, Ashwini Nachappa, Dr Mohan Alva, municipal president, Kiran Kumar, taluk panchayat president, Devadas Hebbar, assistant director in the department of sports, Seetanadi Vittal Shetty, secretary of Karnataka Athletics Association, Satyanarayana, and various other dignitaries were present.
The championship will continue till October 16. Some rains on the first day of the event created problems for holding of the events on schedule. More pics @ Daijiworld/ Janardan Kodavoor
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Udupi, Oct 2: The state and district-in-charge minister Dr V S Acharya garlanded the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Bhujanga Park, Ajjarkad, here on Sunday October 2 on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti.
Speaking on the occasion, minister Dr Acharya said that the ideologies of Gandhi are ever prevalent. Jayaprakash Narayan and Anna Hazare are the examples of non-violence struggle. The rural development is the need of the hour in the nation, which was envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi. Westerners still doubt, whether Gandhian ideology succeeded in securing freedom to the country from imperial forces, despite six-decades passed since then, said minister Dr Acharya.
MLA Raghupati Bhat, town councilor Kiran Kumar, deputy councilor Bharati Chandrashekar, DC Dr Reju, municipal commissioner Gokuldas Nayak, Yashpal Suvarna, Naveen Bhandary, Gujjady Prabhakar Rai and others were present on the occasion.
Later, MLA Raghupati Bhat garlanded the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Malpe beach, here. Daijiworld
The preliminary meeting for this occasion was conducted in the presence of Shree Vishwavallaba Theertha at Sode Mutt. Speaking in the meeting Seer said that this will be his first Paryaya and he wished that all the devotees of Shri Krishna cooperate to make the 2 years of Paryaya successful. Minister Dr. V.S. Acharya who was in the meeting said that, the state government is keen to provide all kind of cooperation for the Paryayothsava, and wished success of the event. Bellevision