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Govt seeks information on officers deputed in BMC

THE STATE Government sought information on officials on deputation in the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) after the High Court directed to take the decision on such officials till December 15. Hearing a contempt petition on November 10, the High Court passed the order in this regard.

india Updated: Nov 22, 2006 17:29 IST

THE STATE Government sought information on officials on deputation in the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) after the High Court directed to take the decision on such officials till December 15. Hearing a contempt petition on November 10, the High Court passed the order in this regard.

The Madhya Pradesh Nagar Nigam, Nagar Palika Karmachari Sangh had filed a petition in the High Court urging that the officers on deputation in the BMC should be withdrawn. The officials should be sent to their parent department, the Sangh urged.

The Sangh had pleaded that the officials were posted in violation of the Municipal Corporation Act. The High Court had already passed a similar order in cases of the Jabalpur Municipal Corporation and the Gwalior Municipal Corporation.

Earlier, the High Court had told the State Government to take decision about officials on deputation from other departments in BMC till July 31. In that order, the High Court said the State Government may take the decision in the light of orders passed by the court in Manish Sonkar vs State of MP and another (on November 25, 2005) and Rajesh Bhadoriya vs State of MP and others (on May 12, 2004).

When the Government failed to take action in this direction, the Sangh filed a contempt petition. The State Government had sought time till March next to comply with the order. However, the court told that the compliance should be made till December 15. Next hearing in this case is scheduled on January 3.

There are over 80 employees and officials on deputation in the BMC, most of them are posted in violation of rules as per the Municipal Corporation Act. The officials are posted beyond the cadre-strength of the BMC.

The State Government also formed a committee headed by ADB project director Hariranjan Rao. The committee has summoned the information from the BMC administration about officials on deputation. If the cadre-strength would not be revised, the officials would be sent to their parent departments.