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Officials face councillors' ire over cleanliness

Staff Correspondent

Several lapses by corporation officials highlighted


‘There's been an alarming increase in the number of pigs in the city'

Mayor rules that issue of computerised khata certificates should commence by July-end


DAVANGERE: Officials of the Davangere City Corporation were taken to task on Wednesday for their failure to ensure that the city was kept clean.

They were also blamed for failing to computerise documents, including khata , and also came under criticism for not implementing the resolutions passed at previous general body meetings.

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party councillors came down on the officials for failure to ensure that the garbage was cleared regularly and said the officials would be responsible in the event of any disease, such as cholera, malaria or dengue, breaking out.

The councillors pointed to the alarming increase in the number of pigs in the city, and recalled that many school-going children had been bitten by them.

B. Lokesh, BJP councillor and former Deputy Mayor, alleged that there was great delay in the issue of birth and death certificates.

Mr. Lokesh also alleged that drinking water was not being supplied to all wards in the city even once in two days, and sought to know the reasons.

The councillor said that because of the callousness of the officials, councillors had to cut a sorry figure in front of the people.

Computerisation

He said that computerisation of records in the corporation's revenue department was launched about three years ago, and wanted to know why officials were not giving computerised khata extracts to people.

Mayor M.S. Vittal ruled that the issue of computerised khata should commence by July-end. Congress councillor Dinesh K. Shetty alleged that grants given by the Union Government had not been properly used and demanded that the Mayor give details of the funds received by the corporation from the Central Government, how much of it had been spent so far and how many works had been taken up.

Jagadish, leader of the Opposition, said the ruling party councillors had themselves agreed that administration in the corporation had come to a standstill and he blamed the BJP councillors for not getting work done.

He urged the BJP to ensure that people did not have to suffer because of the callousness of the officials.

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