Be people-friendly, forgo ego: Chief Minister’s pep talk to DCs
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Be people-friendly, forgo ego: Chief Minister’s pep talk to DCs

January 1, 2022

‘Reserve at least one day in a month for encroachment clearance drive’

Bengaluru: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai yesterday urged Deputy Commissioners of districts to bring in change, instead of just thinking about it.

He asked Deputy Commissioners to work with team spirit and face the challenges unitedly to make the district administrations dynamic.

“Promptly implement the Government’s bold decisions taken to make the administration more responsive to people’s plight, work proactively in the districts to give good administration; instead of just thinking about change, take the lead to bring the change yourself,” Bommai said.

“If you work in the interest of certain persons like real estate lobbies and not in the interest of the people, you will lose eligibility to be a Deputy Commissioner,” Bommai said.

The Chief Minister was addressing the Deputy Commissioners’ meeting at Vidhana Soudha. “Leave the attitude that you are the DC or the District Magistrate and work for the welfare of the people,” he said.

Stating that the Government has proved to be alive and responsive by reaching out to the people to redress their grievances, the CM said, crop compensation has been paid within 48 hours of uploading the report in Parihara App. “It has been made possible to provide relief to 83 percent of affected farmers due to the efficiency of Deputy Commissioners,” he said, appreciating their performance.

Bommai instructed DCs to ensure speedy disposal of land disputes and cases which are pending for more than 5 years at the level of Tahsildars, Assistant Commissioners and DCs, and said, “the Government is ready to recruit additional Tahsildars and Assistant Commissioners to accomplish the task.”

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Bommai stressed the need for making the administration more responsive to take the welfare programmes to people’s doors. Revenue Minister R. Ashoka, who also addressed the meeting, said periodic progress review of development works should be held compulsorily, and the DCs should reserve at least one day in a month for encroachment clearance drive.

“In many districts, 3,000 to 5,000 revenue cases that are 10 to 15 years old are still pending. At the current rate, it may take more than four to five years to address the cases and many may not get justice,” Bommai said. To hasten the survey process in rural areas for the purpose of Podi, Bommai said the State Government will spend Rs. 20 crore to hire private drones to complete surveys.

A programme to take Government services to people’s doors in rural areas will be launched on Jan. 26 which includes issuing documents at the doors of the people. DCs should make this programme a grand success, Ashoka said.

The Chief Minister asked the Deputy Commissioners to coordinate the launch of vaccination drive for children in the age group of 15 to 18 years from Jan. 3 as per the advice of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) of the Government of India.

4 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Be people-friendly, forgo ego: Chief Minister’s pep talk to DCs”

  1. Shhyam says:

    “If you work in the interest of certain persons like real estate lobbies and not in the interest of the people, you will lose eligibility to be a Deputy Commissioner,” Bommai said.

    But when the CM being minister of the entire state acts in the interest of one religion – Hinduism and not in the interest of the general masses, what is lost.

    It becomes so easy for them to advice others than themselves following.

  2. Murthy says:

    Shhyam. Glaring inconsistencies were observed especially during the tenure of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S.Rajashekar Reddy who was notorious for christian evangelism activities by stealing Hindu temple funds
    Consider the year 2002. Karnataka State Govt received around Rs 72 crore from 251,000 temples. But only Rs 10 crore was returned to the temples while rest of the funds were used for other purposes including funding of Rs 50 crore for madrassas & Haj subsidy and Rs 10 crore for Churches.
    Today it is much worse. The one side secularism only wants to control temples but not churches masjid or gurdwara. Because of this stepmother attitudes of the governments 20 percent of the temples were closed due to lack of funds.
    Even courts have directed the governments but the appeasement and looting continues.
    So, you consider following the courts directive is following the interest of one religion ?

  3. Never Presto Questo says:

    Look at those IAS officers, who had to compete to pass very difficult exams and interviews to get ranked so that they get into the IAS cadre, had to endurethis pep talk by a politician who got power as a minister and then the CM, based on the twin criteria as the son of a former CM, and with the right caste as a Lingayat, as desired by a bunch of politically powerful Lingayat seers.
    There cannot be a better humiliation than this for those IAS officers, who has to endure the shenanigans of these caste-obsessed and corrupt politicians.
    Not surprising at all, as those Kannada poets who should have looked at the world with a broader perspective, were trapped in their thoughts and ideology which were narrow caste-based and developed as hatred towards a particular caste and their culture.

  4. Never Presto Questo says:

    Look at those IAS officers, who had to compete to pass very difficult exams and interviews to get ranked so that they get into the IAS cadre, had to endurethis pep talk by a politician who got power as a minister and then the CM, based on the twin criteria as the son of a former CM, and with the right caste as a Lingayat, as desired by a bunch of politically powerful Lingayat seers.
    There cannot be a better humiliation than this for those IAS officers, who has to endure the shenanigans of these caste-obsessed and corrupt politicians.
    Not surprising at all, as those Kannada poets who should have looked at the world with a broader perspective, were trapped in their thoughts and ideology which were narrow caste-based and developed as hatred towards a particular caste and their culture.

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