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Working on higher posts without promotion

IN A gross contravention of rules, as many as 75 employees of the Bhopal Municipal Corporation are discharging responsibilities of posts that are higher than their original rank, without any formal sanction from the state government. Some of these employees are even drawing salaries meant for the higher posts.

india Updated: Mar 10, 2006 16:40 IST

IN A gross contravention of rules, as many as 75 employees of the Bhopal Municipal Corporation are discharging responsibilities of posts that are higher than their original rank, without any formal sanction from the state government. Some of these employees are even drawing salaries meant for the higher posts.

Sources said that about 75 employees and officials are working without any sanction from the state government. In some cases, the state government even turned down the proposals for promoting the officials to the higher posts. Such employees and officials include 68 drivers, four assistant fire officers, three assistant health officers and one assistant public relations officer.

About a week back, the state government turned down the BMC’s proposal for promoting four officers to the post of Assistant Fire Officer on certain grounds. The state government said that these officials did not have qualifications according to the requirement of post.

Besides, the state government has also said that it could only sanction posts and would not order the promotion of any official for these posts. The BMC administration had sent the proposal for the promotion of four officials, who belonged to clerical posts.

Surprisingly, the BMC administration gave the designation of assistant health officer to three officials of health department without creation of posts with the state government’s approval. The post of assistant public relations officer is also meant for the direct recruitment. Similarly, 68 employees are also working as drivers without obtaining permission of the state government.

Sources said that BMC authorities also changed designation of employees in some other cases by assuming dubious process. In some of above-mentioned cases, the employees and officials are drawing the salaries of higher rank.

Nine more defaulters’ property attached
BHOPAL MUNICIPAL Corporation (BMC) administration has attached properties of nine defaulters today and collected an amount of Rs 28.63 lakh from taxpayers.

According to official information, the BMC team also snapped 28 water tap connections of tax defaulters. BMC authorities have speeded up revenue collection work since this is the last month of the current fiscal.

The BMC today attached the properties of Dharmavir Gulati of ward 5, Kanti Bai and Sundarlal of ward 15, Kabir Ahmed of ward 21, VK Jha of ward 29, Prem Singh of ward 37, Hindustan Foam and UP Tyre of ward 63.

During the past 10-days, the BMC has attached properties of 60 people. Besides, it has snapped water tap connections of 180 defaulters.