A BJP MLA is organizing a programme in his constituency. The BJP MP Ajay Sancheti has been made as chief guest of the function. However, the MLA forwarded a proposal to the PRO of the NMC for printing the invitation cards with NMC bearing the cost for the same. The PRO Ashok Kolhatkar, too, forwarded the proposal to the Additional Commissioner Hemant Pawar thus making the proposal the official one.
Nagpur News: The Public Relations Officer of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) Ashok Kolhatkar’s jumping the protocol boomeranged and now he himself finds on slippery grounds.
According to reports, a BJP MLA is organizing a programme in his constituency. The BJP MP Ajay Sancheti has been made as chief guest of the function. However, the MLA forwarded a proposal to the PRO of the NMC for printing the invitation cards with NMC bearing the cost for the same. The PRO Ashok Kolhatkar, too, forwarded the proposal, by keeping the rules aside consciously or unconsciously, to the Additional Commissioner Hemant Pawar thus making the proposal the official one.
However, when the Additional Commissioner came to know about the real purpose of the proposal, he gave a dressing down to Kolhatakar for forwarding the proposal to him. Pawar asserted that whatever and whichever the programme and if the NMC’s name has been mentioned in the invitation cards, the protocol of the NMC Administration must be followed and maintained. Only the name of MP Ajay Sancheti will not do. The invitation cards must mention the names of Guardian Minister, Nagpur’s MPs, all MLAs and the office-bearers of NMC. After the dressing down, the enraged Additional Commissioner Hemant Pawar dumped the proposal into the garbage bin.
The PRO Ashok Kolhatkar is notorious for carrying out duty as a “postman” rather implementing the given responsibilities. By profession, he is a teacher. He, rightfully should have been in the NMC school for teaching purpose but the Administration has forced him to carry out meaningless duties. According to rules, the State sanctions 100 per cent grants to Education Department of the NMC. Therefore it is illegal to share other works by a teacher neglecting his duty of teaching.
TEMPORARY STAFF IN FIRE BRIGADE:
The Independent Corporator, Parinay Fuke, a supporter of Ruling Party, has demanded that the temporary employees in the Fire Brigade Department be made regular employees instead of filling the vacant posts by appointing new employees. Fuke met the Additional Commissioner Hemant Pawar and putforth his demand. Fuke informed Pawar that 27 posts are lying vacant in the Fire Brigade Department and 8 employees are on temporary basis. He demanded making the employees regular and then advertise for the other 19 vacant post and fill them up with capable candidates.
NO ROOM FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES BUT CONTRACTORS HAVE:
The Fire Brigade Department is the only department which functions for 24 hours. A Control Room (Emergency Room) is generally attached with it. The Control Room was running for decades at the NMC Headquarters. However, the Ruling Party played a game with the Administration and allotted the Control Room to contractors leaving the Fire Brigade personnel high and d