Meeting put off as Purushottam fails to turn up
THE INAUGURAL meeting of the 12-member sub-committee formed to screen petitions received from various SC workers? unions had to be cancelled after Additional Municipal Commissioner Kumar Purushottam (GAD) failed to turn up.india Updated: Mar 01, 2006 00:39 IST
THE INAUGURAL meeting of the 12-member sub-committee formed to screen petitions received from various SC workers’ unions had to be cancelled after Additional Municipal Commissioner Kumar Purushottam (GAD) failed to turn up.
The sub-committee was formed through a Mayor-in-Council (MiC) resolution after clerical staff complained that much of their time was lost in answering separately tendered petitions that were virtually facsimiles of each other.
As per the proposal, the sub-committee to be headed by MiC member Munnalal Yadav, will filter applications to check repetition before forwarding them to the Municipal Commissioner.
Chief medical health officer DR AK Puranik has been appointed secretary of the committee, which will also include MiC members Devkrishna Sankhla, Sapna Chauhan, Additional Municipal Commissioner Purushottam and six staffers representing the various SC workers’ unions. The Corporation’s SC workers are divided into various unions, each of which pleads its case separately although their demands are almost identical.
The resultant duplication results are loss of time and money. For instance, the Corporation may receive three different petitions from as many unions calling for payment of arrears within a given month.
Each, however, has to be dealt with separately thus burdening officials with an unavoidable workload. The sub-committee will filter all applications received from the unions to ensure that no demands are replicated. Based on the Commissioner’s response, it will then issue separate statements to each of the petitioning unions.