Tribune Information Service
Chandigarh, April 19
Findings of a committee, which was constituted 5 months in the past to resolve the destiny of good GPS-enabled watches meant to trace 4,000 MC staff, has remained inconclusive.
In line with the report of the committee, councillors are of the view that the watches shouldn’t be used whereas officers differ and are in favour of those watches.
Now, the report will probably be tabled on the MC Home assembly scheduled for April 28. It was the identical Home which resolved on October 30 final 12 months to type the committee to resolve on the difficulty after the previous failed to succeed in a consensus.
On April 11, Chandigarh Tribune highlighted that the committee was sitting on the difficulty for a very long time whereas the MC has spent about Rs2.2 crore on the undertaking in a 12 months.
Former mayor and present councillor Rajesh Kalia, who was one of many members of the committee, stated: “We have now held within the report the system of constructing the employees put on watches ought to be abolished as these present defective location. Secondly, once we requested the officers to point out us what number of ghost staff (stated to be round 200-250) have been caught via such watches, that they had no reply. We might have rent 200 extra staff with Rs18 lakh to be given as hire per 30 days for the watches. There was no utility of those watches until now.”
Extra Commissioner Sorabh Arora, who was additionally one of many panel members, acknowledged: “Two views emerged within the report. The officers wished to proceed with the system whereas the councillors had been towards it. Now, the committee report will probably be tabled on the coming Home assembly for taking a call.”
It was in February final 12 months that the company began distributing 4,000 watches to its staff in a phased method. A 3-year contract was signed with a personal firm to supply the watches to the employees. As per the deal, the company has to pay about Rs18 lakh per 30 days as hire of watches, which involves about Rs2.2 crore every year.
Many employees members, particularly sanitation staff, haven’t been sporting these watches since then. Opposite to the aim for which the watches had been acquired, the company didn’t make salaries on the idea of those.