Amritsar gets first woman MC commissioner

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Apr 07, 2016 13:38 IST
Municipal commissioner Sonali Giri walking past protesting workers on her joining day in Amritsar on Wednesday. She is the first woman MC commissioner of the city. Sameer Sehgal/HT (Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo )

Amritsar’s first woman municipal commissioner Sonali Giri assumed office on Wednesday. She has a challenge at hand — how to end the strike of safari workers and normalise the civic body’s functioning.

A 2009-batch IAS officer, she has served as municipal commissioner, Moga. As she was heading towards her office, protesting workers raised the pitch of their slogans. She crossed by with a smile. Once in her office, Giri said sanitation and the smart city projects would be pursued seriously. “A meeting will be held with the protesting workers to end the stir,” she said.

The workers are demanding inclusion in the list of workers who are eligible for the revised pay scales, filling up of vacant posts and regularising workers of the sewerage department.

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