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KMC chief clips wings of AMC-I

MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONER Arvind Singh on Monday divested additional municipal commissioner- I (AMC) Raghvendra Vikram Singh of the responsibility of accounts and advertisement departments. Besides, he has brought the streetlight, health and engineering departments under his direct control.

india Updated: Apr 11, 2006 00:31 IST

Brings depts under direct control

MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONER Arvind Singh on Monday divested additional municipal commissioner- I (AMC) Raghvendra Vikram Singh of the responsibility of accounts and advertisement departments. Besides, he has brought the streetlight, health and engineering departments under his direct control.

As per the new order, the additional municipal commissioner-I will now look after AND College, Municipal Corporation-run inter and other colleges. The AMC-I will also have the powers to punish category G employees, reply the queries raised by the government and the commissioner directorate.

AMC-II Uday Narain Tiwari will be responsible for general administration, revenue realisation, health and family planning projects, rubbish and miscellaneous advertisement. Similarly, the five deputy municipal commissioners were given the responsibility zone-wise, in view of the decentralisation process, which was expected to end by May 30.

However, according to KMC sources, the work distribution by the municipal commissioner was related to inquiry report. The sources said that the municipal commissioner was annoyed with the fact that the inquiry report was submitted to the then KMC administrator and district magistrate Deepak Kumar without taking the municipal commissioner into confidence.

However, the question is: why did AMC I, who was the inquiry officer, by-pass the municipal commissioner?  This happened despite the fact that the municipal commissioner himself ordered an inquiry into the allegation of misappropriation of Rs 7.5 crore which was received from the State Finance Commission. The chief account officer was allegedly involved in the misappropriation.

Talking to mediapersons, the municipal commissioner without naming anyone said that he had decentralised the functioning of the corporation to achieve maximum result.

He felt that many officials did not deliver the goods. Thus, he decided to bring several departments under his direct control.  When the AMC-I was contacted, he refused to comment on the issue stating that it was prerogative of the municipal commissioner.

Singh also announced that work worth Rs 584.62 lakh had been approved for the city under the Task Force fund.