Mangaluru, Sept 13: D Vedavyas Kamath, MLA, Mangaluru City South, has urged Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy to fill vacant posts in Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) and appoint a full-time managing director for the Smart City project.
In a memorandum, the MLA said that of the 1,725 sanctioned posts in MCC 1,084 are vacant. It had come in the way of effective functioning of the corporation and delivery of services to people. Hence, the government should take steps to fill the vacant posts.
Mr Kamath said appointing a full-time MD to Mangaluru Smart City Pvt. Ltd will help implementing the projects under the mission. Now, the Commissioner of MCC also acted as the managing director of the company. He said that the company, which is a special purpose vehicle, has not been constituted fully. The people have been complaining about the quality of projects taken up under the mission.
He also appealed the CM to sanction Rs 20 crore for building an underpass at the Mahakalipadpu railway level crossing in the city. The Railways has approved the general arrangement drawing of the project proposal. The Rs 20-crore would be the State government’s share for the project. If it sanctioned the fund, the project could be taken further, he said.
He said that the city required Rs 50 crore for repairing the infrastructure facilities damaged in heavy rain, especially the one which lashed during the end of May and in June. The loss has been estimated at Rs 50 core. Money is required to fill potholes on roads in the city.
The MLA said that mechanised fishing boat owners should be given subsidised kerosene through the Department of Food and Civil Supplies as earlier and not through the Department of Fisheries as it being done now. It is because the government has reduced the grant to the Department of Fisheries which, the MLA said, has come in the way of ensuring sufficient supply of kerosene to fishermen.
The MLA said that there is a need to increase the number of beds in the intensive care unit at the Government Wenlock Hospital from 12 to 100.
Fill 1,084 vacant posts in MCC; appoint full-time MD for Smart City: Vedavyas Kamath to CM