THE INDORE Municipal Corporation (IMC) administration has served notices on three educational institutions-Kothari Institute, Rajwada, IIHT, RNT Marg and Career Launcher, Nath Mandir Road-seeking to know why legal action shouldn’t be taken against them for defacing public property.
The institutes have been given 48 hours to submit their replies. Meanwhile, Municipal Commissioner Vinod Sharma terminated the services of two Class IV staffers for absenting themselves from work for a prolonged period without obtaining leave. He also ordered the reinstatement of two suspended clerks on a “no-work-no pay” basis.
The notices came after Sharma, during a nocturnal tour of the City alongwith Mayor Dr Uma Shashi Sharma on Wednesday, noticed several persons sticking posters at Yeshwant Niwas Road square.
Upon being queried the persons informed that they were hired by the three institutes to paste the posters. Sharma then issued notices to the three institutes pointing out that sticking bills on any building without obtaining the written consent of the owner was punishable with fines as well as criminal action under Rule 3 of the Madhya Pradesh Defacement of Property Act, 1994.
The notices demanded to know why the IMC shouldn’t take legal action against them for wilfully defacing property. The missives further warned that failure to reply within the stipulated timeframe would be taken as an admission of guilt and ex-parte disciplinary action would be taken against them.
In a statement on Saturday the IMC administration informed that it was terminating the services of Manohar, a Horticulture department staffer, and Ashwin Chintaman, a peopn stationed at Harsiddhi zone, for remaining absent from work from February 20, 2000 and July 1, 2003 respectively.