80-yr-old writer gets a taste of great Indian bureaucracy

80-yr-old writer gets a taste of great Indian bureaucracy

Submitted by Rashmi on Fri, 2017-03-03 19:55 Bengaluru: In a crude display of insensitivity, the Kannada and Culture Department has asked 80-year-old noted litterateur KT Gatti to produce income certificate to claim his medical reimbursement for Rs 4,260!According to a report in Kannada daily Prajavani, Gatti has been provided with an identity card by the state government which makes him eligible for the medical reimbursement. For the past three decades, the state government has been providing medical treatment for eligible writers and artistes by providing them with an identity card.Deeply upset over the response by the state government, Gatti wrote to Kannada and Culture Minister, Umashree. "I have no hopes to receive medical reimbursement from the government. I have already decided to donate my body. Hence, I don't wish to live long too," states the letter.Gatti says the prescribed forms asked for the annual income details and did not mention about income details. "But now you seem to want my income certificate. Is this the eligibility of a writer," Gatti asks in the letter.Gatti states he is "already 80" and in no position to "run from pillar to post" to get his income certificate."Does the government seeks income certificate from legislators, who also receive treatment from the government?" Gatti sought to know from Umashree.​