Sakala Scheme, which guarantees timely delivery of services of all kinds, has failed to adhere to its deadlines. While Janasevaka—a wing of Sakala Scheme — , is far from being implemented.
Bangalore stands lowest in Sakala Scheme implementation, according to the annual report by Karnataka Sakala 2017-2018.
Although lately, initiatives are being taken to effectively impose the scheme, yet Janasevaka, which was started under the auspices of ex- Chief Minister, Mr. Kumaraswamy, remains unknown to the Bangaloreans as well as to many ward councilors.
The Sakala Minister, Suresh Kumar said that Rajajinagar, Mahadevpura and Bommanahalli were chosen to implement Janasevak initiative, but, Shobha Munitam, Ward Councilor of Jarganahalli, Bommanahalli, and G. Krishnamurthy, Ward Councilor of Rajajinagar revealed that this isn’t the case.
Mr. Raghvendra Padiyar from the Sakala Department said, “The scheme is newly implemented in Rajajinagar and Bommanahalli. Currently, 91 government departments are connected with 1033 services.”
Rs. 115 is charged per service from 7 a.m to 8 p.m.
“The scheme is needed, but so far it has not been implemented,” said Mehtab, Councilor of Temple Ward.
He added, “A full day worker can’t spare time for paper work. Going to every department to avail services, and the process involved, makes it really time consuming.”
A news report revealed that 50,500 Sakala applications are pending. The State Government had decided to take a strict action against the officials. The government has planned to cut the salaries of officials with every late service delivered by them.
Recently, Mr. Kumar announced a speedy implementation of the scheme, to increase the city’s rank.