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MC gets strict, to shift all sanitary inspectors in city

MC gets strict, to shift all sanitary inspectors in city

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 19

In the wake of a sanitary inspector’s arrest by the Vigilance Department, UT, and alleged irregularities in the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) department, MC Commissioner KK Yadav has decided to shift all 40 sanitary inspectors.

The commissioner said the transfers were going to be done in a day or two. 

On August 17, Vigilance sleuths had arrested a sanitary inspector, Naresh Kumar, while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 2,500 in Sector 29.

It is alleged that many sanitation workers are not found at the place of work assigned to them. Some senior officials often allow the practice for some vested interests.

MOH Dr Amrit Warring, however, refuted that any such practice was prevalent.

Recently, the civic body had served a notice on 42 sanitation workers found absent during duty hours. They were asked to reply to the notice in a week. Officials said outsourced employees would be sacked and their supervising officials would face a salary cut. 

The MC Commissioner had earlier ruled that whenever a sanitation worker is found missing from the duty, his supervisory officers’ salary will be deducted. Yadav started cracking the whip in June after as many as 600 employees found were missing from place of duty, but were drawing salaries. 

Many of them were either working at senior officers’ residences without any authorisation or remained busy in their own works.

Biometric attendance

  • From September 1, MC employees will have to mark their attendance on biometric system. 
  • “Those on field duty will work only in the field and those in the office will work only in office. While those assigned work at the MC office will have to mark attendance on biometric system, those in field will get GPS-enabled watches for this,” said MC Commissioner KK Yadav.
  • Two companies have submitted their bids for supplying about 5,000 GPS-enabled watches for MC employees.
  • The move, which was passed way back in September last year, was put on the back burner till Yadav recently took stock of the project following various irregularities. He had asked the officials to get the process of acquiring the watches completed before October 13.

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