Standing committee challenges Commission for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes


Nashik : The NMC standing committee in its decision asked to take back those three NMC employees who were dismissed by Municipal Commissioner Abhishek Krishna, after caste validation committee found their caste certificates invalid, following order by state Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and provide opportunity for caste verification. With this decision, the standing committee has directly challenged the Commission. Meanwhile, both projects of Tavali forest garden project under Amrut Yojana were adjourned in standing committee meeting.

The meeting of the standing committee was held under its chairperson Shivaji Gangurde. Additional Municipal Commissioner Kishore Borde and other NMC officials were present. A subject regarding the appeal filed by Manoj Vithal Kharat, Sanjay Popat Dhule and Sanjay Ankush Potinde who were dismissed recently from NMC service with the standing committee was discussed. These subjects were on the agenda of the meeting with recommendations by members Jagdish Patil and Mukesh Shahane. The caste validation committee had invalidated caste certificates of these three employees who were in NMC service for many years. State Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes on July 1 had instructed the Municipal Commissioner to dismiss them immediately from the service. The Municipal Commissioner had thereafter dismissed them from the service.

Discussions on the concerned subject which was tabled after recommendations by the members were started. After Patil made the demand to give opportunity to concerned employees as per natural justice, Mushir Saiyyad supported it. Clarifying this, Deputy Municipal Commissioner (admin) Haribhau Phadol informed that caste certificates of concerned employees had invalidated by the caste validation committee and they were dismissed from the service.

Following discussions, chairperson Shivaji Gangurde instructed the administration to give opportunity again for concerned employees for caste validation and take them back into the service. There is question now how administration will implement decision by the standing committee.

Earlier, discussions were held on the subject to run NMC planetarium and science centre on Public Private Partnership. After asking to give this project for Infovision Technologies Mumbai for one year or to give approval for agreement to do work in original sanctioned rates until appointment of new agency for PPP, the subject was approved.

Thereafter, a subject to give extension for Global Health Care Institute College of Nursing Mhasrul, run by Global Infotech India Trust for training work.

A subject to develop forest garden in Makhmalabad Shivar as green zone development project under central government’s Amrut Yojana was discussed. Information in detail was not given in docket regarding expenditure above Rs. 3.25 crore. Which trees will be planted here? As there was no information about work form, give information in detail about this in next meeting and adjourn this subject till then, demanded the members. The chairperson then adjourned the subject.

The members raised objection after health department put seven subjects related medicines and other hospital material purchase separately on the agenda. Jagdish Patil alleged that administration is neglecting the order by the Municipal Commissioner to purchase anything or float tender process three months earlier before end of the term of the work. Giving his clarification over this, superintendent (health) Dr. Vijay Dekate informed about how the purchase was delayed. Objection was raised over purchase of medicines and other material above Rs. 1.25 crore in pieces.

Finally, the chairperson ordered to purchase necessary medicines in the powers of the Municipal Commissioner and purchase other medicines with e-tender process.