Nagpur: Amidst heavy discussions and debates, in-spite of knowing fully well that the relatives of their political top brass in the city were the prime accused of various wrongs, the office bearers of ruling party were able to defend them in the General Body Meeting held on March 18, 2016.
Before starting the General Body Meeting, condolences were paid to Former Lok Sabha speaker P A Sangma, Parshuram Dorsatwar a resident of Mohan Nagar, Nagpur.
The Mayor has directed Nagpur Municipal Commissioner to take disciplinary action by way of suspension on all those employees of health department on whom charges has been proved for spreading anti-Congress messages on Whatsapp group made for employees of health department. The Mayor has also directed the NMC Administration to file an FIR against all those employees.
Opposition Leader Vikas Thakre raised the question on the advantages to NMC by appointing Messrs Dinesh Rathi as Consultant or Advisor and the costly payment of Rs 23 Crores which was made for his services. The Mayor then directed the officials to study for 10 days and reply to the same.
Corporator Abha Pande alleged that the huge sum of Rs 15.80 Crores spent from the financial support given by the Central and State Government over e-governance seems to be utter waste and of no advantage. She added that in three months time, the server was down for 300 hours, which adversely affected the functioning of NMC. Mayor has directed the officials to reply in writing to all the queries raised by Corporator Abha Pande within seven days.
Kishore Gajbhiye suggested that the Chairman of Weaker Sections Component Committee did not spend the funds allocated for the upliftment of weaker section in the year 2015-2016. Hence the newly elected the Chairman of Weaker Sections Component Committee should merge the funds allocated for 2015 and 2016 and the funds allocated for 2016 and 2017 and utilize it for the development of some Dalit locality. Kishore Gajbhiye also demanded legal action against the officer who was responsible for preventing the development works for the weaker sections. Mayor directed Municipal Commissioner to take the prescribed legal or punitive action.
Prashant Dhawad raised the issue of frequent errors in the minutes recorded in the minute book. The ruling party suggested that before finalizing the minutes, the concerned people should be shown the minutes so that corrections could be made and only after that should the minutes be brought to the General Body Meeting.
Mayor accepted the suggestion and asked the officials to incorporate the suggestions.
Mayor also directed the officials to study if the demands of Balya Borkar request that if pays the pending Property Tax before the due time, can 10% be waived off and the fine for Pune Tour be waived off.
The Mayor also suggested that every month the meeting of DPC (Promotion Committee) should be convened. He also directed the officials to study if the Corporators could be incorporated in this meeting.
The Mayor also declared the filling up of the vacant seats in the Standing Committee. This includes Divya Dhurde, Munna Pokulwar, Ashwini Jichkar, Anil Dhawde and Sarita Tiwari. Narendra alias Balya Borkar has been appointed to head the Transport Committee.
Many Corporators alleged that many areas in the city are unclean and not been cleaned by Sanitation employees. Mayor then directed Municipal Commissioner to personally inspect and observe the working of Sanitation Employees and if found guilty of dereliction of duty, strict action to be taken against them.
The Mayor then made public the wrongs committed by Sunil Hardas Kamde and demanded strict action to be taken against him. The Mayor then directed Municipal Commissioner to investigate all the wrongs committed by Sunil Kamde.
Finally Vikas Thakre alleged preliminary errors in Cable Duct Policy and made a demand to the Mayor that the concerned official Gaikwad be suspended immediately. Again the Mayor directed Municipal Commissioner to investigate and if the preliminary errors are found true, he be suspended.
Similarly, the Mayor also directed Municipal Commissioner to investigate the 10 time penalty on Contractors amounting to a sum of Rs 54 Crores. He was asked to study if the penalty can be reduced to an amount of Rs 14 lakhs and the report be submitted in the next meeting.