Yadgir: The Mini Vidhan Soudha constructed in the district headquarters to bring all the offices under one roof is awaiting the chief minister’s date for inauguration almost since a month.
The workers have been giving final touches to the floors and the building is ready for inauguration. But as the chief minister could not make time amidst his busy schedule to cut the ribbon here, the building remained closed.
The then chief minister Jagadish Shettar had launched the Mini Vidhan Soudha construction works on September 12, 2012.
The works were taken up at a cost of ~ 50 crore. The Karnataka Housing Board was shouldered the responsibility of executing the civil works. But the works were taken up in a snail’s pace and it took four years to complete the building. However, now the administration complex is ready for inauguration but the availability of chief minister’s date for the function has been delaying the dedication of the building for the public use.
District In-charge Minister Priyank Kharge had stated in the progress review meeting held last month that the date for inauguration would be fixed after consulting the chief minister. He would be appealed to schedule the Yadgir programme. But during the assembly sessions the date could not be finalised and the day for Mini Vidhan Soudha inauguration could not be finalised so far.
District level offices have been functioning from rented buildings in various layouts at present in the district headquarters.
Most of the buildings including Ayush, urban and rural development assistant director office, Urban Planning Authority, Children Welfare Committee, Government Girls Balmandir, Juvenile Justice Board, excise, watershed development, food and civil supplies and labour departments have been working in rented buildings. People who visit the district headquarters for respective office work face difficulty in searching for the office. This had also been affecting the implementation of various programmes and schemes, said farmer leader Mallikarjun Satyampet. Moreover, these offices have to pay lakhs of rupees as rent for the buildings. Many buildings lacked even basic amenities. But it had become inevitable for the officials to opt for such buildings in the headquarters, the officials informed.
If the new administration complex is inaugurated soon, they would shift to the new premises and come under one campus. This would be more useful for the people as well as for the officials who work in the district, they said.