Nagpur: In a good news to hundreds of ‘aiwazdars’ (sanitation workers), the General Body Meeting (GBM) of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) on Thursday approved regularization of their services. The sanitation workers, working since years, will be regularized. The GBM also approved appointment of six new members on Transport Committee, approval to proposal seeking Rs 110 crore loan for a water supply project and other proposals.
Regularisation of aiwazdars:
As the GBM got off to a start, Praful Gudadhe Patil, Avinash Thakre, Raju Lokhande, Kishore Gajbhiye, Alka Dalal, Manisha Ghodeswar, Kamil Ansari, Gautam Patil, Suresh Jagyasi, Vikas Thakre, Sadhana Barde, Dayashankar Tiwari and other members raised the issue of aiwazdars’ working in NMC since the past 10 years. All the members unanimously demanded regularization of 4500 ‘aiwazdars’ as a respect to their dedication to their duties and also on humanitarian grounds. Displaying his positive attitude towards the ‘aiwazdars’, the Mayor immediately approved the proposal and announced regularization of the aiwazdars. The proposal does not need approval of State Government. The approval can be dpne at Municipal Commissioner level.
Transport Committee new members:
In a significant decision, the Mayor Pravin Datke announced appointment of six new members on Transport Committee. The new members include Meena Tidke, Gopichand Kumre, Vandana Ingole, all of Nagpur Vikas Aghadi while Prashant Dhavad and Yogesh Tiwari of Purogami Lokshahi Aghadi. One name was to be forwarded by the BSP from its quota.
Approval to Rs 110 crore loan:
The GBM also approved a proposal put up by the Administration for seeking a loan of Rs 100 crore for Hudkeshwar-Narsala Water Supply Project and treatment and re-use of waste water. As the proposal got approved, the member from Zingabai Takli Arun Dawre also raised the issue of development works in the 150-year old area. His contention was that the newly included Hudkeshwar-Narsala areas could be developed then why neglect the oldest area. He also demanded Rs 10 crore for Zingabai Takli. The Mayor agreed woth Dawre’s demand and approved the proposal for a total loan of Rs 110 crore.
Motghare returns to NMC:
The peon of the NMC’s Octroi Department Rajesh Rupchand Motghare was caught by Anti-Corruption Bureau while accepting a bribe. He was subsequently suspended. However, after the courts ordered his reinstatement, Motghare appealed to NMC for his reinstatement and payment of arrears. Avinash Thakre raised the issue and demanded justice to Motghare. The Mayor, on the recommendation of Dayashankar Tiwari, ordered reinstatement of Motghare.