Karnataka govt to outsource jobs for tracking cow slaughter: Minister | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Animal husbandry minister Prabhu Chauhan on Wednesday told the Karnataka assembly that the government intends to outsource the jobs of veterinarians and other Group B jobs in his department in order to keep track of the cattle slaughter in the state.
During the question hour, Mangaluru (North) MLA Bharath Shetty raised the issue of how there is a lack of veterinarians to certify the slaughter of permitted cattle and to track the smuggling of beef from across the border into Dakshina Kannada district.
“Now, the biggest reason for communal riots in the coastal districts is because of stealing cows, smuggling of beef and illegal slaughter of cattle. If any veterinarian works for eight hours a day he can certify not more than 96 cattle each day. But in DK, slaughter houses see no less than 100 or 150 cattle being brought for slaughter each day. The veterinarians are overwhelmed and illegal acts take place,” he alleged.
Shetty alleged there are now complaints that pieces of beef are being mixed with mutton and sold, as there is no one to keep check of the meat.
To this, Chauhan admitted there is a 50 per cent shortage of personnel in his department and that an all out effort is being made to tackle it.
“We have already moved a file to the finance department to fill up these vacancies and are awaiting the CM’s nod on the matter,” he said.
Shetty and even speaker Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri suggested that temporary action must be taken by outsourcing the veterinary jobs.
To this, Chauhan said: “We have also moved this file of outsourcing the Group B jobs to the FD and are hoping they will clear it at the earliest.”

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