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CWG media chief loses job for 'bad press'

PTI  New Delhi, September 25, 2010
First Published: 21:01 IST(25/9/2010) | Last Updated: 21:40 IST(25/9/2010)

Barely a week before the start of the event, Commonwealth Games Deputy Director General, Press Operations Manish Kumar was today transferred to Environment and Sustainability department, according to OC sources.


Manjushree Roy of Press Information Bureau has been named as the new DDG, Press Operations in Kumar's place.

The decision to transfer Kumar was taken by the Cabinet Secretariat.

Two days after taking control of the much-criticised CWG Village, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today put in place a three-layered mechanism to ensure cleanliness, hygiene and house-keeping as per international standards at the complex.

Under the new set up, professionals from five-star hotels and volunteers from Hotel Association of India will look after cleanliness and maintenace of the rooms in all the 34 towers in the Games Village, top sources told PTI.

While cleanliness and all other maintenace related matters outside the rooms like balconies and other areas within the complex has been entrusted to a team of officials from NDMC, the MCD has been directed to look after the areas outside the towers on village premises.

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