Mysuru: Upset with the absence of many district officials at a progressive review meeting, M R Venkatesha, President, Karnataka State Safai Karmachari Commission (KSSKC) has requested Deputy Commissioner D Randeep to take disciplinary action against those failed to attend the meeting.
Venkatesha, assuming charge as the president of State Safai Karmachari Commission, had held a progressive review meeting with the district officials including taluk officers. He was upset and annoyed with the absence of many officials including ZP CEO, DDPI, Assistant Commissioners of Mysuru and Hunsuru division and also officials from Provident Fund and ESI.
“This is an important meeting which is conducted for the welfare of pourakarmikas who play an important role just like soldiers. If the officials can’t attend such meeting, which meeting will they attend? Hence, the Deputy Commissioner should initiate disciplinary action against all those officials who had missed the meeting”.
Venkatesha was also upset with the fact that most of the officials had not taken any initiative towards various welfare programs in their respectively taluks. When he asked for the supportive documents, most of them were not having them to claim their stand, which irked Venkatesha and the DC. Though the deadline for re-survey of manual scavenging ended on November 30, most of the taluk officials failed to conduct the re-survey and even failed to give explanation for the same. Deputy Commissioner Randeep instructed all the taluk heads to give the reason for not taking up the re-survey of manual scavenging within two days. Some of the pourakarmikas mentioned that manual scavenging still exists in various parts of the state and also in Mysuru which is being undertaken during night times. He also instructed the officials to conduct health check of pourakarmikas and their family members twice in a month.
Visit to pourakamikas’ colony
Before attending the meeting, Venkatesha also visited a few pourakarmikas’ colonies and took feedback from the residents. During his visit to the colonies, he also convinced a girl to continue her studies as she had discontinued it due to financial constraints in the family. He assured the family members that the fees will be borne by the commission and instructed the family members to send her to college. Some of them complained about minor problems in the building.
21 pourakarmikas have heart related problem
From the 1200 pourakarmikas of Mysuru City Corporation who had undergone complete health checkup at a private hospital in Mysuru recently, as many as 21 of them are suffering from heart related problems. The permanent employees can directly get treated at private hospitals, while those working on contract basis can get treated at ESI and later get admitted to private hospitals. Corporation commissioner Jagadeesh assured best possible facilities for the 21 pourakarmikas.