Published On : Tue, Oct 15th, 2019

Dirty habit: 12 NMC employees face suspension for spitting in HQ premises

Top NMC boss issues show cause notices before suspension to erring employees

Nagpur: Taking the menace of spitting at NMC premises very seriously, Municipal Commissioner Abhijit Bangar has issued show cause notices to 12 employees before their suspension for the dirty habit.

It may be recalled that cracking a whip on the nasty menace of spitting and urinating in public places, the Nuisance Detection Squads of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has penalised total 2,384 persons for the dirty menace at public places over a period of three years from December11, 2017 to October 10, 2019. The squads also recovered fine from 110 persons for spitting and urinating in the premises of NMC HQ in Civil Lines. The squads recovered a fine of Rs 95, 800 from 1052 persons for spitting in public places and Rs 2.09 lakh for urinating in the open. NMC collected a fine of total Rs 3 05 500 from 2,384 people.

The action is being taken by the Nuisance Detection Squads under the directives of Abhijit Bangar, Municipal Commissioner, and Ram Joshi, Additional Municipal Commissioner.

However, forget general public, the employees of NMC themselves have been found indulging in the ugly habit of spitting in the premises of civic body itself. Those 12 employees who faced the disciplinary action and show cause notices include driver in General Administration Department Shekhar Shankhdarbar, Assistant Superintendent in Education Department Anil Karade, Moharir in Local Body Tax Department Bhupendra Tiwari, sanitation worker Avinash Bansod, Jamadar in Health Department Swapnil Motghare, peon in SRA Department Bhagvandin Patel, Moharir in PBX of Local Body Tax Department Viikas Gawande, Tax Collector in Tax and Assessment Department Sunil Mohod, Senior Clerk in Finance Department of Tax and Assessment Department Pramod Kolhe, Hydrant Worker in Fire Brigade Department Ravindra Satbhaiya, labourer in General Administration Department Shailesh Dhage, and Junior Clerk in Tax and Assessment Department Pramod Mogre.

NMC has deployed the Nuisance Detections Squads comprising 87 employees for taking action against the citizens flouting the civic rules. The squads found highest number of persons spitting in the open areas in Hanuman Nagar Zone while they found highest number of urinating cases in Laxminagar and Gandhibagh zones. The squads took action against 289 persons indulging in sptting in Hanuman Nagar Zone, 159 persons in Laxminagar Zone, 117 in Gandhibag Zone, 115 in Dharampeth Zone, 95 in Asinagar Zone, 91 in Lakadganj Zone, 87 in Dhantoli Zone, 62 in Mangalwari Zone, 27 in Nehru Nagar Zone and 10 in Satranjipura Zone.

The squads also took action against 255 persons each in Laxminagar and Gandhi Zones for urinating in the open places, followed by Dhantoli Zone where they registered 210 cases.