Staff Reporter

MCH Commissioner inspects several areas

Jaju hints at reshuffling of the MCH sanitation wing Lethargic employees warned of disciplinary action Those throwing garbage on road to be fined

HYDERABAD: Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad (MCH) Commissioner Sanjay Jaju on Tuesday placed under "immediate suspension" two employees - a Malaria Health Assistant and a sanitary worker - for alleged dereliction of duty.

Mr. Jaju ordered action on health assistant P. Rajender after he came to know that the sanitation staff had not been attending to work in the Borabanda slum area for the last four months. Another sanitary worker Yadaiah, too, was given the marching orders for not attending to work properly.

The Commissioner undertook an inspection of Khairatabad, Punjagutta, Erragadda, Balkampet, Sanatnagar, Madhuranagar, A.G. Colony, Borabanda and other areas to see for himself the state of sanitation in these areas. He sought information from the staff on various aspects like mosquito menace, water stagnation, lids on manholes, and said that that the entire sanitation wing would be reshuffled. Sanitary employees were warned of disciplinary action if they were found to be lethargic.

Mr. Jaju urged citizens and bulk garbage users not to throw waste on the road. Heavy fines would be levied against those indulging in it, he warned.

Special drive

All the Additional Commissioners and Deputy Municipal Commissioners have been directed to visit at least six to eight slums every day between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. and take immediate steps required in the areas. Both notified and non-notified slums would be covered during the special drive in 10 days.