The new commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG), Vijay Singh Dahiya, began his first day in office on Tuesday with a meeting on one of the most pressing issues in Gurgaon - sanitation.
"In a meeting with engineers and joint commissioners, I discussed all major issues that concern Gurgaon, sanitation in particular because it concerns each and every resident. It is the corporation's first duty to keep the city as clean as possible," said Dahiya.
The new commissioner is a 2001 batch IAS officer. Before this appointment, he served as the deputy commissioner in district Palwal.
As the MCG top boss, the officer will have to look into the sanitation tenders awarded in September for 2012-13 that have not been executed even after repeated delays.
Dahiya told HT that his priority would be to enhance the sanitation workforce and introduce modern technologies, such as mechanical sweeping and disposing of garbage. He also plans to look into ways to recycle waste to produce energy.
"I will do my best to keep the city as clean as possible. I will also inspect the waste management plant at Bandhwari in a day or two," added the MCG Commissioner.
Furthermore, he will discuss the total strength of regular MCG sanitation employees and officials on deputation to work on plans to deal with the lack of staff. The Faridabad Municipal Corporation (MCF) is five times larger than the MCG, with roughly 5,000 employees against Gurgaon's 950.