Mangalore, Aug 12: MLC Ivan D’Souza said that in the allotted time of 1.5 hours time, he stressed three major suggestions before the education ministers and received positive response from him in the legislative session held recently.
Addressing the press meet held at Hotel Ocean Pearl on August 11, Monday, he said that the confusion surrounding the process of recruiting teachers and lecturers will only be solved if they setup a Teachers’ Recruitment Board following the lines of Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. Apart from it, Ivan also urged the ministers to ban scheme of mid-day meal, which was being counted separately based on student’s caste, community and religion.
Ivan also said that every school has the system, where teachers count the number of students based on the caste, community and religion every day after the meal is served, hence such system must be stopped, which serves negative purpose. This suggestion was positively responded by Primary and Secondary Education Minister Kimmane Rathnakar, he added.
MLC also raised question regarding inclusion of Tulu to the 8th Schedule of the Constitution and in return the Kannada and Culture Department said that proposal is pending before an inter ministry committee at the Centre and Chief Minister has already written to the Union Home Minister in December 2013.
Speaking in a separate meeting with the officials of the MCC, and NHAI, Ivan said that Nanthoor Circle was constructed in an unscientific method, which causes obstacle to the vehicle users, hence, there is necessity to construct the Circle in a scientific manner in the coming days.
In turn, NHAI Project Director Sriram Mishra said that underpass at Nathoor Circle at an estimated cost of Rs 58 lakh has been sanctioned by the government. Further the service roads will be repaired at an estimated cost of Rs 26 crore.