Karnataka: 118 more services come under Citizen Charter
Bangalore: Enthused by the success of "Sakala", the citizen charter scheme, Karnataka Government today decided to add 118 more services under 14 departments under the scheme with effect from October one.
With this, the total number of services brought under Sakala scales upto 265, Minister for Urban Development S Suresh Kumar told reporters after a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar.
The government has already brought 151 services from eleven departments under the citizen charter programme to ensure delivery of service in a stipulated time limit.
Kumar said in the wake of no seekers of services, four services in Home and Women and Children Department has been withdrawn from Sakala.
It has been decided to make mandatory filing of on-line applications under Sakala scheme from March 31, 2013, he said.
Kumar said the meeting decided to authorise the Chief Minister to recommend names of those persons who have rendered yeoman services in various fields to the Centre for the Padma awards.
The cabinet decided to enhance grant-in-aid for employees working in 43 private polytechnic institutions from the existing 85 per cent grants to 100 per cent.
Consequent to the hike in grants for salaries, the 15 per cent seats that the managements controlled hitherto, will come under government quota, he said.
Approval has been accorded for the long pending eight lane corridor with two Railway underbridge construction to decongest traffic on Rajajinagar-Majestic junction, at a total cost of Rs 115 crore, Kumar said.