Sept, 19: Missing, stealing in different methods is a part and parcel of human life. Whatever be the motive, purpose behind the stealing, missing, everybody’s ultimate aim is to make money. That greed for money drives us to take any risk in our life. These are all for what? Just for the sake of momentary happiness. Do you think, it will last long? The answer is Big “NO”. The story of the life is funny. This stealing or missing cases, not confined only to poor, illiterate and street urchins but also takes place everywhere even by the well qualified, well mannered, high rank officers but which is in mass scale in a well organized manner.
Here is one such classic example of 134 bags manure missing case from the warehouse of horticulture department at Puttur a week ago. Karnataka Development programme, Review Committee in its monthly meeting on Sept 17, Tuesday ordered an inquiry into alleged missing of 134 bags of “Bevina Hindi”(Neem cake fertilizer) from the warehouse. But we don’t know the fact that whether this inquiry is just an eye wash or to know the truth of the incident? Only time will reveal.
However after the issue came up at the meeting, K. Koragappa Naik, president of Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat raise to the occasion and announced that Y. Shivaramaiah, Deputy Project Coordinator, Rashtrriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan, would conduct the inquiry.
Pakeera M., chairman, Standing Committee for Social Justice, who raised the subject claimed that of the 222 bags meant for distribution (sale) to farmers, 88 bags had been sold. Mr. Pakeera claimed that 134 bags had been transported to a person’s house at Panaje. He urged that the meeting should recommend for an inquiry by Lokayukta.
Mr. Pakeera said a local newspaper had reported about it.
Responding to it Yogesh H. R., Deputy Director, Department of Horticulture, Dakshina Kannada said that following the incident the Executive Officer of Puttur taluk panchayat and Assistant Director of the Horticulture Department at Puttur have visited the spot with himself. He claimed that nobody was furnishing accurate details.
Mr. Yogesh said that after the issue came to light the assistant horticulture officer (AHO) at Puttur was not reporting to work. His cell phone was also not accessible.
Following this, the president ordered an independent inquiry by Mr. Shivaramaiah. He said that next course of action would be based on the inquiry report.
Mr. Naik instructed minor irrigation department officials to reserve funds for the repair of channels supplying water to paddy fields in Mundaje and Kadirudyavara from vented dams and Mundaje and Valambra.
The president instructed the officials of Department of Women and Child Welfare to reconstruct an Anganwadi building at Hathyadkka village in Belthangady taluk.
Unhappy that officials were not furnishing proper information, President Mr. Naik threatened to stop conducting the monthly Karnataka Development Programme Review Committee meeting from next month.
Mr. Naik wondered if officials were not replying properly due to fear of presence of media persons at the meeting. “If that is so, from next meeting onwards I will not invite media persons,” he said.