Div enquiry against 7 municipal officials proposed

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Nashik: The Municipal Commissioner has tabled a proposal asking for divisional enquiry against the Additional Municipal Commissioner and other six officials in next General Body Meeting for no effective control on departments, delay in documentation, no serious attention to judicial cases, no action over the complaints received on e-connect app in a given period and no proper verification of work proposal.

As a result, officials and employees are restless over this action by Mundhe and decision over this will be taken in a General Body Meeting to be held on October 19. Additional Municipal Commissioner Kishore Borde, Deputy Municipal Commissioner (encroachment) R M Bahiram, deputy chief accounts officer Surekha Gholap, executive engineer (civil) P B Chavan, retired city engineer U B Pawar, retired fire brigade officer Anil Mahajan and medical superintendent Dr. Rajendra M Bhandari are those officials against whom the Municipal Commissioner has proposed the divisional enquiry as per provisions in the Maharashtra Civil Service (discipline and appeal) Rules 1979.

As the Additional Municipal Commissioner has been appointed by government, his enquiry matter will be tabled to the government. As the rest officials have been appointed by Municipal Corporation (General Body Meeting), chargesheets against them have been prepared and their enquiries have been started.

Additional Municipal Commissioner Borde, Deputy Municipal Commissioner Bahiram and the then town planning executive engineer P B Chavan may face action in connection with Greenfield lawns case.

These officials have been blamed for not handing judicial matter sensitively and financial loss of Rs. 16. 28 lakh for NMC. In addition, Borde has been blamed for not taking note of letter regarding stay order about encroachment by Greenfield lawns as control officer though it was received by his office. P B Chavan also been blamed for the same.

Deputy Municipal Commissioner Bahiram also failed to take note of the letter as control officer. He has also been blamed for pending of complaints that received on NMC e-connect app. Bahiram failed to take action as department chief against unauthorised constructions and encroachments though complaints were received.

He also failed to follow norms during distribution of homes under government’s housing scheme. Bahiram also failed in achieving advertisement revenue target for four years when he had charge of tax department in the period from November 11, 2011 to July 31, 2016.
In addition deputy chief accounts officer Surekha Gholap has been blamed for negligence in her officials responsibilities.

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