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Municipal Commissioner Natarajan Gulzar explains about Geographical Information System mapping at a presentation in the city on Friday.
Municipal Commissioner Natarajan Gulzar explains about Geographical Information System mapping at a presentation in the city on Friday.

Basing on performance employees will be placed in A, B, C, D categories

Employees have to wear colour-coded cards like red, blue etc

Three-stage checking of beneficiaries of housing programme

VIJAYAWADA: Municipal Commissioner Natarajan Gulzar on Friday unveiled a plan to reward and punish the best-performing employees and worst-performing employees based on an assessment once in every three months. The system has been put in place for now in the case of bill collectors, sanitary inspectors and building inspectors. Based on the average of marks given to them at two levels, they would be placed in A, B, C and D categories.

‘Privileged employees’

Those placed in ‘A’ category would be treated as ‘privileged employees’ and they would be given some benefits like accessing the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC)’s guest house, kalyanamandapam and swimming pools on concessional rates. “If an employee remains in A category continuously for a year, he would be given a posting of his choice besides petrol allowance, Rs.10,000 cash reward and a few other benefits. Similarly, if an employee remains continuously in ‘D’ category for six months, his annual increment would be stopped. If he continues for one year in ‘D’ category, disciplinary action would be initiated,” Mr. Gulzar explained at a press conference, adding there would be an opportunity for the employees to appeal to him against the assessment done by their supervisors.

Employees of ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ categories would be treated as ‘good’, ‘satisfactory’, ‘unsatisfactory’ and ‘poor’ employees. All of them would be made to wear different colour-coded cards like red, blue and so on. Failure to wear the card would result in levy of a fine of Rs.100.

Mr. Gulzar also said that the VMC had identified 200 of the 1,200 applications for various housing programmes, which had been sorted out till now, as submitted by those who already had a house or a site given by the government.

This checking of duplication had become possible because of the three-stage filtering followed by the VMC. In the first stage, the list of new applicants had been cross-checked them with the names of beneficiaries of housing or house sites in various colonies and localities in the city. In the second stage, cross-checking was done with the list of people who were paying super structure tax to the corporation for huts and other dwellings in encroached places like river bank, canal bunds and so on. In the final stage, names and iris data of the new applicants were cross-checked with the existing data of ration card holders available with the revenue and civil supplies departments.

“Since the data of ration card holders is a comprehensive one, in which information is available in different categories like door number, ration shop number, card number and so on, there is no chance of a husband or wife applying for a house even if the spouse already has one,” Mr. Gulzar explained.


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