The State Chief Secretary Koushik Mukherjee held a meeting of officers at the DC's office here yesterday and obtained information on various schemes being implemented in the District and also on the development programmes to be executed.

Presenting the details, Deputy Commissioner C. Shikha said "Mysore being a tourist centre, the number of dignitaries visiting the city has increased and the number of rooms at the Government House is insufficient. Hence it has become necessary to construct an annexe with ten rooms and a proposal has been placed to release Rs. 1.5 crore for that."

Continuing Shikha said that 3.2 acre of land has been allotted for the construction of Mini Vidhana Soudha in Nanjangud and the construction work on Mini Vidhana Soudha in H.D. Kote was in progress with the cellar and part of the ground floor completed.

She said that the K.R. Hospital was not enough to cater to a 10 lakh plus population of city needing the establishment of a 1500-bed District Hospital at the available space at the premises of P.K. Sanatorium on KRS Road.

The DC sought a fund of Rs. 70 lakh to open Video Conference Centres at all Taluk Panchayat offices in the district.

She opined that the DC office building was 117-year-old which should be renovated and expanded to house more departments.

After obtaining details from officers, the Chief Secretary asked the Zilla Panchayat CEO P.A. Gopal to take special interest to implement the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme effectively.

He opined that public participation was vital in the implementation of government schemes. He asked the officials to work on rehabilitating the tribals living near the forest as per the Forest Act.

Regional Commissioner M.V. Jayanthi, Police Commissioner Dr. M.A. Saleem, Police Superintendent Abhinav Khare, MUDA Commissioner S. Palaiah, CM's Joint Secretary Ramaiah and others were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore