Monitor sanitation work, MCG tells exec engineers

  • | Wednesday | 13th December, 2023

Gurgaon: MCG has directed all its executive engineers and assistant engineers to monitor sanitation in the areas under their jurisdiction besides their routine development and maintenance work.Seeking help from the engineering department to ensure cleaning is done properly, the sanitation department has formed 52 teams with the areas executive and assistant engineers as nodal officers.They will have to submit daily reports to the joint commissioner (Swachh Bharat Mission) everyday to ensure proper cleanliness.Promising sanitation vehicles at all the public places vulnerable to littering, Naresh Kumar, MCG joint commissioner for Swachh Bharat Mission, said, Engaging executive and assistant engineers as the nodal officers imply strong enforcement of rules. Vehicles will be stationed for people to dump their garbage directly.Extending the cleanliness drive till further notice, MCG officials said that there is an increase in the quantity of waste going to the landfill after the backlog has been cleared during the cleanliness drive. The officials added that on average 1,200 tonnes of garbage is lifted daily from the roads, public places, and vacant plots and is transported to the landfill.Meanwhile, the sanitation workers from the entire state will show solidarity with the ongoing agitation among the sanitation workers in the city. A pen-down state-wide strike will be observed on December 14 and 15 with the primary demand being the reinstating of 3,480 sanitation workers beside regularisation of sanitation work. The workers also added that they will intensify the protest if their demands are not met after the two-day state-wide strike. We also published the following articles recentlyEnsure clean and working public toiletsDelhi High Court directs MCD, DDA to ensure cleanliness and hygiene of public toilets. Each toilet to have an officer in-charge for monitoring. Respondents given last opportunity to file replies. Some toilets found without electricity.Central assistance to state dipped to 17% from 23% in 2016: Karnataka govtThe Karnataka government expresses concern over the drastic dip in central assistance, causing financial stress. The state estimates Rs 56,000 crore in the current fiscal, compared to Rs 30,000 crore in 2016-17. However, if the same ratio had been maintained, Karnataka should have received Rs 76,000 crore. The state is also awaiting special grants recommended by the 14th finance commission and GST compensation of Rs 1,141 crore. Securing these grants would help reduce the financial stress on Karnataka.

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