Unkempt premises, badly maintained rest rooms, piles of files strewn all over and instances of prescribed rules not being followed while issuing trade licences greeted Mayor Mohammed Majid Hussain during his surprise visit of GHMC offices at Abids on Tuesday.

The Mayor, who visited circle VIII and IX offices of the central zone, pulled up the officials for the discrepancies in issuance of licences. He instructed officials to initiate action against those responsible for the discrepancies. Speaking to presspersons, he said appropriate action would be taken against the officials concerned.