Work, Management / Journalism / Engineering / Training, and Human Rights / Health to beappointed to the CRC. This is expected to ensure professionalism by subject matter experts and also enable participation of citizens in the functioning of the Beggary relief system and make it responsive.
The government has appointed Local Relief Committees to all the 14 Nirashritara PariharaKendras (NPKs) (Destitute Relief Centers) in the state on 25-Mar-2013. This had nothappened for the past 38 years.
The government shall appoint the Board of Visitors from among the citizens to all the 14Nirashritara Parihara Kendras (NPKs) in the state. This had not happened for the past 38years.
The government shall ensure that the Beggary Cess is collected and deposited by the localauthorities without fail or any delays and the same shall be duly utilized for the relief andrehabilitation of beggars/destitute in the state.
The government has already withdrawn the GO transferring 123.3 acres of land belongingto the NPK Bengalooru on Magadi road to BDA for commercial exploitation.
The government shall publish the complete report of the beggars / destitute census that ithas conducted in 2012 according to which nearly 25,000 destitute / beggars were identifiedin the state.
The government shall establish a functional toll-free helpline throughout the state throughtelephones and the CRC Website / email for the public / citizens to report instances of begging in public places. Currently, there is no resource available to citizens to air grievances or take action if they come across cases of beggary.Besides the above, the government has already implemented the following measures after itwas challenged through the PIL by RASTR.
Biometric identification of detained beggars is very important to identify repeat cases.Finger print identification is now a part of the receiving process in NPK Bengalooru.
(UID) cards have been issued to inmates of NPK Bengalooru, which is a veryimportant step to provide them identity and in bringing them back to the nationalmainstream. Such a measure has happened for the first time in the country.(Srivathsa K)Trustee
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