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The moving tale of MCD babus and ‘MNC-type’ offices

After operating for years from cubbyholes of government offices with wooden chairs and tables, the civic agency is up for a MNC-style makeover.

delhi Updated: Apr 26, 2010 23:39 IST
Neelam Pandey

The place where one works from has a direct effect on the performance of the worker, they say.

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) seems to have realised this finally. After operating for years from cubbyholes of government offices with wooden chairs and tables, the civic agency is up for a MNC-style makeover. The transformation will not only be limited to the furniture but will usher in a new work culture, the civic body claims.

MCD babus will be using swanky, air-conditioned, aesthetically designed modular furniture with modular workstations once MCD moves to their new headquarters: Civic Centre on Minto Road.

“The modern day furniture will not only enhance the beauty of the interiors but will also provide various benefits such as comfort and portability,” said a senior MCD official.

The budget for this makeover is a whopping Rs 55 crore. According to the civic agency, Godrej Industries is supplying the new furniture that comes with a five year warranty too.

While furnishing work has been completed in 10 floors it is still being carried out in 15 floors. The civic body hopes to complete the work by end of the next month. “The furniture have been made in a Mumbai-based factory and all one needs to do it to assemble it.”

“It will resemble an MNC office. Full partitions and covered cabins will be avoided. Rather than that open floors will have half partitions with sleek workstations for employees,” said the official.