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GHMC Asst City Planner suspended for negligence

Hyderabad, May 29 (PMI): Municipal Administration Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar today issued orders suspending Assistant City Planner Subash for alleged negligence of his duties.

It may be recalled that the Assistant City Planner failed in his duty of removing footpath encroachment near Begumpet Metro station recently. Subash reportedly told the Principal Secretary that he did not notice the encroachment. Arvind Kumar immediately ordered his suspension for dereliction of duties. Arvind also expressed his displeasure over the lack of involvement of certain civic officials in the upkeep of the city.

Addressing a meeting of Zonal Commissioners, planning officials and AMOs of GHMC at the CDMA office today, Arvind Kumar said the issues relating to sanitation and removal of encroachments should be addressed immediately. Road medians are being abused, encroachments on footpaths not being stopped and there was a casual approach on the part of certain officials which amounts to dereliction of duties, he observed. Unauthorised bill boards should be removed immediately.

The Assistant City Planners should take action against illegal encroachments. He warned that any negligence on sanitation will be viewed seriously. The sanitation staff was not seen in the field, proper maintenance of sanitation was not being done, worker attendance was poor and there was no monitoring of workers’ attendance, he said. The streets are kept unclean for days and garbage was not being lifted regularly. He asked the deputy commissioners to regularly visit their respective circles and personally supervise sanitation works.

GHMC Commissioner Dana Kishore asked the officials to ensure that there was a clear visibility in improvement of sanitation in a week. Additional commissioners Harichandana, Shruthi Ojha, Sandeep Jha, CCP Devender Reddy and other officials were present at the meeting. (PMI)

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