STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Revenue Minister  R V Deshpande seeks status report on delayed aid

Revenue minister R V Deshpande has given a 15-day deadline to deputy commissioners in all the districts to clear pending cases of ex-gratia packages for the kin of defence martyrs.

Published: 25th July 2018 05:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2018 05:52 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Revenue minister R V Deshpande has given a 15-day deadline to deputy commissioners in all the districts to clear pending cases of ex-gratia packages for the kin of defence martyrs. Acting on a report published in The New Indian Express (Families of martyrs from Karnataka wait endlessly for compensation), Deshpande issued an official note asking all the deputy commissioners to submit a status report within 15 days.

“The deputy commissioners should verify pending cases related to dues for martyrs’ kin, since when the compensation has been pending, the reason for delay and the same should be submitted to the minister’s office,” the note read.

Meanwhile, the minister said that to make officials understand the seriousness and sensitivity of the issue, the matter will be discussed in the deputy commissioners’ meeting scheduled to be held on July 30.
Following the report published in The New Indian  Express, the Karnataka Lokayukta had on Monday filed a suo motu case. Lokayukta Justice P Vishwanatha Shetty directed the state government to dispose of the applications of martyrs’ families within eight weeks.

The Lokayukta issued notices to the principal secretaries of Revenue department, Urban development department and Finance department, the Director of Department of Sainik Welfare and Resettlement for considering the grievances of the family members of the martyred defence personnel, whose cases were highlighted in the report and also to examine the status of other similar cases pending before the various authorities of the state.

The Lokayukta also directed to implead authorities concerned as respondents to the proceedings in the case. They included deputy commissioners of Gadag, Hassan,  Mysuru, Vijayapura, Dakshina Kannada, Dharwad, Belagavi, Bengaluru Urban districts and the Commissioners of Gadag, Hassan, Mysuru, Vijayapura, Mangaluru, Dharwad, Belagavi and Bengaluru Development Authorities.

Stay up to date on all the latest Karnataka news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp