HYDERABAD: It is official now. Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA) will shift its various wings from its headquarters office, Paigah Palace to GHMC building at Secunderabad, its own office in Tarnaka and the Greenlands Guesthouse.

The decision comes after much dilly-dallying in the last few weeks and with most of the employees, particularly women employees preferring GHMC building because of its proximity to the present HUDA office.

The earlier decision to shift to Genco building was changed in the last minute amid dramatic developments when women employees, unhappy with the Genco building option, directly represented to the HUDA Chairman Sudheer Reddy on Wednesday.

The Chairman said confusion prevailed among employees as the union representatives did not share with them various proposals that were considered. About a week ago Genco building was finalised in a meeting with the Heads of Departments and union leaders but that was apparently not conveyed to the staff nor their views were taken, he said.

Staff resentment

When the decision was formally announced on Wednesday, after the Chairman held a meeting again with HoDs and union representatives, women employees who were taken aback went en masse to the Chairman’s chamber to register their resentment about the choice of Genco building.

The employees represented to the Chairman that GHMC building would be nearer as most the employees commuted from far off places like Saroornagar.

They blamed the union leaders for not representing their views to the authorities.

“Taking into consideration employees’ views, GHMC building was finalised though at present only one floor was ready to use and other two floors would take some time,” Mr. Reddy said.

While offices of Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Public Relations would move to Greenlands guesthouse, rest of the wings would move to GHMC building at Secunderabad and to HUDA’s Tarnaka office.

The packing would start from Thursday and the Paigah Palace would be vacated in a week’s time, he said.