Udupi: MLA Raghupathi Bhat asked the officials to resolve all issues related to the pension schemes immediately, as he had received complaints that differently abled persons have not received their pensions for the last two to three months. He was speaking during a meeting of the Udupi Taluk Panchayat held here on Friday, June 14.
Another complaint was by Geeta Wagle, who said that differently abled people needed to travel all the way to Mangaluru to get bus passes. She asked that the passes be available in Udupi. Nalini Rao assured that she would inform the concerned department to solve this issue.
Other issues discussed during the meeting were that of the Ganga Kalyana Scheme, the Padur pipeline damage reports and missing records and maps of land in the Kudi grama.
On the occasion, Harikrishna Shivathyaya, a retired taluk panchayat official who dedicated 41 years of glorious service, was felicitated by MLA Raghupathi Bhat. Following this, Shivathyaya spoke about his service for the people and the government and thanked everyone who supported him in his service.
MLA Bhat appreciated Harikrishna’s work for the department and for his good work even after retirement.
Nalini Pradeep Rao presided over the meeting. Vice President Rajendra, standing committee member Bhujanga Shetty, Udupi, Brahmavar and Kaup Tahsildhars and Taluk Panchayat working official Raju were present during the meeting.
Absentee officials warned of strict action
MLA Raghupathi Bhat was upset with those officials who did not attend the meeting as many important issues were discussed. When Taluk Panchayat member Umesh Shetty raised an issue regarding salt water problems due to the dams at Nagarmatt, Barkur and other two places, the concerned department official was absent.
Bhat warned of action against the officials who failed to attend the meetings regularly.
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