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I tried to bring discipline in PMPML: Tukaram Mundhe

During his tenure as the PMPML chief, Mundhe had received numerous threat letters. Commenting on the threats he had received, Mundhe said, “In spite of the threat letters, I did not allow my morale to go down.”

pune Updated: Feb 09, 2018 14:53 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Tukaram Mundhe during the press conference at PMPML Building in Swargate on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)

Outgoing managing director of Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) Tukaram Mundhe, on Thursday, said that he had tried his best to bring discipline in the transport utility service by taking strict action against officers and lower-level staff for underperforming and violating rules.

On Wednesday, Mundhe was transferred to Nashik as the municipal commissioner. This will be his third transfer in four years. He was the municipal commissioner of Navi Mumbai before his tenure with PMPML.

Known as a tough administrator, Mundhe retained his image in PMPML, often at the cost of being at loggerheads with staff and public representatives. Known for his firm stand even while confronting politicians, he did the same in Pune as well and clearly instructed them that they would need to take a prior appointment if they had any official work to be discussed.

Mundhe said, “I am happy with this tenure and tried to facilitate a citizen-centric service. I took all the decisions by keeping the end user (commuter) in mind and this was also appreciated by the residents of Pune. To bring discipline in the organisation, some strict actions had to be taken to improve the performance of the organisation. The PMPML was a utility service which was running on losses. In the past few months, I have tried to improve its financial performance as well.”

During his tenure as the PMPML chief, Mundhe had received numerous threat letters. Commenting on the threats he had received, Mundhe said, “In spite of the threat letters, I did not allow my morale to go down.”

The staff of PMPML, however, celebrated Mundhe’s transfer by distributing sweets.

First Published: Feb 09, 2018 14:52 IST