MCD to manage with existing sanitation workers for now
As the model code of conduct came into effect from Sunday, the assurance given earlier by the mayor Sunil Uniyal ‘Gama’ about appointment of more sanitation workers before implementation of the model code of conduct fell flat. The Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) has been facing a lack of sanitation workers for a long time. In the current scenario, the appointment of sanitation workers is one of the major requirements of the MCD. However, even the repeated assurances of the mayor to appoint all the sanitation workers by outsourcing before the implementation of the model code of conduct has turned out to be hollow.
It is pertinent to mention that MCD was planning to outsource about 400 sanitation workers to clean the 100 wards effectively. However, the implementation of model code of conduct has stopped all such activities. As a result, MCD will have to manage the cleaning of the city with the existing workers for the next couple of months.
When asked about it, the mayor said, “As the model code of conduct has come into effect we are unable to appoint any worker. However, we will try to manage the proper level of sanitation in the city with the existing workers.”
The municipal commissioner Vinay Shankar Pandey said, “As the model code of conduct has come to effect we will be unable to appoint any workers for now.”
It is worth mentioning here that Dehradun city generates about 300 metric tonnes of solid waste on a daily basis. The municipal waste disposal system has come under increased pressure since 40 new wards were brought under the MCD’s purview increasing the total number of wards to 100 at a time when it was struggling to ensure desired level of sanitation in 60 wards.
MCD starts removal of hoardings & posters violating MCoC
Following the implementation of the model code of conduct, the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) began removal of hoardings, posters and banners that violate the election model code of conduct on Monday. the removal of such displays from various parts of the city is expected to be completed by Tuesday evening.
The city mayor Sunil Uniyal ‘Gama’ said, “Our team from the land section has started the work from Monday. We will successfully remove all such hoardings, banners and posters by Tuesday evening,” he said.
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | PNS | Dehradun