The Standing Committee Chairman Avinash Thakre shoots off letter to the NMC Commissioner asking him to initiate Disciplinary Action against Chief Accounts and Finance Officer and Deputy Director of Accounts and Audit for keeping the various development work files pending and thus turning a blind eye towards laid down rules and regulations.
The Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) Standing Committee Chairman Avinash Thakre has put the Chief Accounts and Finance Officer and Deputy Director of Accounts and Audit on the notice for stalling development works. In a letter, shot to the NMC Commissioner, Thakre has asked the top boss to initiate Disciplinary Action against both the officials for keeping the various development work files pending and thus turning a blind eye towards laid down rules and regulations.
The Standing Committee Chairman said, “In accordance with the Section 72 (C) of Maharashtra Municipalities Act, every official and employee is bound to carry out the assigned work very carefully and as soon as possible. The NMC had issued a Notification on 11.07.2013 prohibiting delays on the part of officials and employees while performing their duties. The Notification said that any work should not be pending with officials and employees for more than 7 days and the emergency works should be carried out in the morning of the second day. Similarly, the urgent works should be performed within 4 days. All the higher officials have been notified to take Disciplinary Action against those officials/employees who are deliberately and intentionally delaying the works,” Thakre said.
“The Chief Accounts and Finance Officer has kept 107 development work files pending from 19-12-2013 to 31-12-2013. Many of the works have period of more than 7 days. At present, the charge of the Chief Accounts and Finance Officer has been with Deputy Director of Accounts and Audit. When he was asked about the pending works, he bluntly told me that unless and until the Commissioner directs him, he will not sign any file. It clearly shows that the said official, who has been given the powers, is deliberately and intentionally delaying the sanction for development works and thus neglecting his official duty. The non-sanctioning of development works has been the citizens hard and the image of NMC is also taking a severe beating,” the outraged Standing Committee Chairman Avinash Thakre said.
“It has come to my notice that the said official is not capable of using his powers and his attitude towards carrying out development works of NMC’s office-bearers has been pathetic. Therefore, it has become necessary to assess his working in the NMC career because he is not capable of using his powers given by the Commissioner,” Thakre asserted.
Thakre, in his letter, asked the Commissioner to investigate the matter deeply and find out why the delay in carrying out official duties. Thakre further asked the Commissioner to submit the probe report and the report on actions against the guilty officials in accordance with the Notification of 11-07-2013 before the Standing Committee’s next meeting.