Anti-cow slaughter Bill in next Assembly session

Last Updated: Monday, April 2, 2012 - 18:34

Bangalore: Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda
today said the government would table in the next Assembly
session the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation
of Cattle Bill 2010 after bringing in a minor amendment in the
definition clause, as sought by President Pratibha Patil.

"We will place the Bill in the next Assembly session after
bringing in minor amendment in it," he told reporters on the
sidelines of the state-wide launch of `Sakala` citizens`
charter scheme here.
Gowda said the President had sought a minor amendment in
a clause defining `cattle`. As per the state government`s
version, cattle means cow and buffalo -- both male and female
-- and their progeny.

Law and Parliamentary Minister Suresh Kumar said the
government had sent its opinion on definition of cattle on
March 22 and was awaiting further directions from the Central
Government.

"We have sent our opinion and reminder on March 22 to the
Central Government. We are now waiting for further direction."

On illegal quarrying in Kanakapura, Gowda said he has not
received any complaint in this regard and that he would look
into a report of an inquiry committee on illegal mining in
the state.
To a question, Suresh Kumar said the government has
already issued directions to provide protection to officials
probing illegal quarrying in Kanakpura. "Government will move
forward in protecting and curbing illegal quarrying in
Kanakpura," he reiterated.

Sakala, better known as the Citizens` Charter or Karnataka
Guarantee of Services Act, came into force across the state
today.

The new scheme ensures services are provided in a timely
manner in various departments of revenue, finance,
administration, urban development, village panchayat, food and
civil supplies, women and child development, health, education
and transport.

Provision of death and birth certificates and sanction of
building plans are some of the services on offer under the
scheme.

PTI



First Published: Monday, April 2, 2012 - 18:34

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