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Municipal office makes space for elected persons

india Updated: May 18, 2011 00:22 IST
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After the election of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG), efforts are on to provide space for all the elected representatives in the office of the civic body.

The MCG would need space for all 35 councillors and the mayor, who is yet to be elected. The preparations to welcome the new entrants include increasing workforce and renovation of the old municipal corporation office in Old Gurgaon.

"We have written to the state government about the hiring of support staff for the mayor, senior deputy mayor and deputy mayor and other officials to ensure smooth functioning of the corporation. We are also re-furnishing the old building and levelling the ground with interlocking concrete blocks," said the MCG commissioner Sudhir Rajpal.

The new mayor who is to sit in the joint commissioner, Veena Hooda's office in the old building will need five additional staff.

The senior deputy mayor and deputy mayor will be assisted with one staff each. Mayor will also be given a vehicle by the government. Other officials needed for the MCG include two executive engineers, four sub-divisional officers and eight junior engineers.

YS Gupta, joint commissioner of MCG said: "In totality we have written for approximately 40 officials for the corporation due to shortage of staff."

Renovation of the old building includes whitewash, furniture for the mayor's office and other officials and the levelling of the ground in front of the building with concrete blocks.

The corporation is also planning to build a new complex which will be made the MCG headquarters. The offices of commissioner, joint commissioners and mayor will then be shifted to the headquarters.

"The planning is at a premature stage as such things take time. We have written to the government and will decide the location after a survey. The building will be constructed on either MCG or private land," the MCG commissioner said.