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    Published On : Fri, Nov 14th, 2014
    Latest News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    Now, disclosure of assets, liabilities for babus of civic bodies, Semi-Govt undertakings must

    “Now onwards, disclosure of details of their assets, liabilities has been made mandatory for officials and employees of Municipal Corporations, Municipal Councils, Nagar Parishads and Semi-Government undertakings ,” said the order issued by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Earlier, only Government officials and employees have already been disclosing details of their assets and liabilities annually.

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    Nagpur Today: Following the footsteps of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered officials and employees of Municipal Corporations, Municipal Councils, Nagar Parishads and Semi-Government undertakings to disclose their assets every year. “Now onwards, disclosure of details of their assets, liabilities has been made mandatory,” said the order issued by CM Fadnavis. Earlier, only Government officials and employees have already been disclosing details of their assets and liabilities annually.

    According to provisions of Civil Services, disclosure of details of their assets, liabilities is mandatory for every Government official and employee. Every year, the information has to be submitted to the concerned authorities by May 31. However, till to date, the officials and employees of Municipal Corporations, Municipal Councils, Nagar Parishads, Semi-Government undertakings, Boards, Corporations coming under State authority were exempted from disclosing details of their assets and liabilities. “In fact, all these institutes are governed by the State Government. Therefore, the policy should be equal to all officials and employees,” said the Chief Minister Fadnavis.

    With this decision, all the officials and employees of SIDCO, MMRDA, Municipal Corporations, Municipal Councils, Nagar Parishads and Semi-Government undertakings will have to submit the details of details of their assets and liabilities to the concerned heads of departments.

    Significant decision on transfers:

    Following centralization of transfer powers, the authorities faced several administrative problems. But, now the Chief Minister Fadnavis has decentralized the transfer powers in some departments and the beginning has been made from Water Resources and Food and Drugs Administration Departments. The decision has been taken following the ‘Minimum Government, Maximum Governance’ principle of the Fadnavis Government.

    A large number of Group A and Group B officials are serving in Water Resources Department. The powers to transfer Executive Engineers in this department were with the Chief Minister. But now the Principal Secretary of Water Resources Department has been given the transfer powers. Similarly, the powers to transfer Deputy Engineers have been relegated with the Chief Engineers from the Water Resources Minister. Transfers of Branch Engineers, Junior Engineers, Assistant Engineers Class-2 will now be done by Chief Engineers but with the advise of Superintending Engineers. These powers previously were with Minister of State for Water Resources.

    In the Food and Drugs Administration, the powers to transfer Drugs Inspectors, Scientific Officers, Food Safety Officers and Administrative Officers have now been given to FDA Commissioners. Eralier, the powers rested with the concerned Minister.

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