Aadhar Card related issues discussed during quarterly KDP meet.

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Mangaluru, March 28: Quarterly meet of Karnataka Development Programme (KDP), was chaired by district in-charge minister B Ramanath Rai, at Netravati hall in Zilla Panchayat premises here on Saturday March 28th.

Members at the meet said that a notice has been forwarded by the central government to link the information of Aadhaar Card with the ration card. But as there is a acute shortage of centres across the district and the public are facing problems while registering for Aadhaar card.


The concerned officials informed that in Dakshina Kannada, there are 17 Atal people-friendly centres, and the MCC has also opened centres at Lalbagh, Light House Hill, and Mangaluru One at Kadri. There is a centre at BC Road and in Puttur, Pinto company does the registration work. As Mangaluru is a big taluk centres will be opened at Moodbidri, Beltangady, and Sullia soon, said the officials.

MLC Ivan D’Souza expressed anger over the issues pertaining to Aadhaar card registration, said, Aadhaar Card registration in Mangaluru is in a mess. There is much confusion regarding it and citizens suffer a lot due to this.

In reply, Dakshina Kannada deputy commissioner A B Ibrahim said, there are only 27 centres in the entire district. The problem is, there is no special appointment need for registration work, and old government officials, who are already occupied with other work, are given this job. When they are not able to complete their regular work, how is it possible to give time for Aadhaar card work? I have informed the central government that with a population of 4.5 lakh and the number of centres functioning at present, it will take more than three years to finish the job.

MLA J R Lobo said that an official meeting has to be convened with all those concerned with Aadhaar card registration work. The concerned officer revealed in response that, 25 minutes is needed for a registration. So far, about 6,600 applications have been received from all the regional offices. As we have minimum officials and few centres, the process is delayed. We have already placed our concerns before the district administration.

District in-charge minister B Ramanath Rai said, a meeting will be called soon to resolve the problem. It is important that publics should not suffer.

Shiradi Ghat Road Works: Shiradi Ghat stretch was closed for traffic from January 2nd, this year for repair work.

MLC Ivan D’Souza expressed unhappiness with the slow pace work of the stretch and pointed out that the people are suffering due to it. He told the officials that the work will not finish before rain season. You give promises in meetings but the work is progressing very slowly. In response, the officials assured that the first phase work would be completed by May end of this year.

MLC Ivan D’Souza instructed the officials to open the road for traffic after completing the first phase of work.

District in-charge minister B Ramanath Rai directed for timely completion of first phase work of Shiradi Ghat stretch and suggested to speed up tender process for the second phase works. Spot will be inspected soon and a meeting will be met soon with the chief engineer discuss about the issues related to Shiradi Ghat.

Many other issues were also discussed during the meet.

Superintendent of police Dr S D Sharanappa, MCC commissioner Hephsiba Korlapati, ZP CEO P I Sreevidya, ZP President- Asha Thimmappa Gowda, were also present among others.

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