BHOPAL Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner Manish Singh on Saturday suspended two health supervisors of the corporation with immediate effect for the negligence of duty and indiscipline.
The suspension came during an inspection of the cleanliness work in zone 8 and 9 by the municipal commissioner. The BMC also filed a First Information Report (FIR) against four citizens for creating hurdles in cleanliness work and littering.
The municipal commissioner took a stern view of the absence of 17 sanitary workers during the inspection and suspended the two health supervisors, Omprakash and Ganesh, for the dereliction of duty.
The BMC is making special efforts for cleanliness in the City. Apart from regular morning cleaning, special cleanliness drives are being conducted at ward-level everyday between 2.00 and 5.00 pm.
To take stock of the progress of the drive, the municipal commissioner conducted surprise inspections at ward 47 of zone 8 and ward 49 of zone 9.
During the inspection, he found eight sanitary workers absent in ward 47 and nine in ward 49. Finding health supervisors Omprakash of ward 47 and Ganesh of ward 49 responsible for the lapse, Singh immediately issued their suspension order.
The suspended employees have been attached to the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Library and will get the sustenance allowance. Encroachment inspector Ashiq Ali has been given charge of supervising cleanliness in ward 49 while Harish Ghenghat has been made supervisor for ward 47.
The BMC registered the FIR in Shahjahanabad Police Station against four citizens of ward 10 – Neeraj, Ranjit, Sanjeev and Nikki — for creating hurdles in cleanliness work and littering in the locality.
The four persons, who had been part of temporary workers gang (but were remaining absent from work) for corporation, had prevented a gang from working near the Shahjahanabad Water Tank and had also upturned the garbage containers, deliberately littering the area.