Waking up to the need of better sanitation conditions in the city, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Friday announced to increase the posts of sanitary inspectors and also impose fine on private concessionaires engaged in garbage removal.
After a meeting with the private concessionaires, the MCD announced to levy Rs 1 lakh fine per incident of garbage littering at the dhalaos (landfill sites) left unclean by the private party.
The civic body has empowered its deputy commissioners to enforce the fine if the private concessionaires fail to maintain cleanliness in and around the dhalaos.
Leader of the House in MCD Subhash Arya said the civic body has warned private concessionaires to ensure zero garbage at dhalaos within 10 days. This is applicable for eight zones fully and partly to one zone.
Arya said three concessionaires — Delhi Waste Management Ltd, AG Enviro Infra Projects (P) Ltd and Metro Waste Waste Handling (P) Ltd — are engaged in waste management at six zones while another private company under the Ramkey Group is engaged in door-to-door garbage collection in two MCD zones.
Arya said the civic agency has also decided to increase the number of sanitary inspectors and sanitary guides.
As against the requirement of 1,088 sanitary inspectors (four each for 272 wards), there are only 700 inspectors on MCD rolls. "So we would need another 400 sanitary inspectors. It has also been decided to increase the number of sanitary guides from 300 to 400," Arya said.