Civic chiefs must be present in office during Survekshan

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 8 January 2019

The State Government has instructed all municipal commissioners to be present in the office during the Swachh Maharashtra Abhiyan Mission Mode Programme. It has been made mandatory for all municipal commissioners across the State.

Pune: The State Government has instructed all municipal commissioners to be present in the office during the Swachh Maharashtra Abhiyan Mission Mode Programme. It has been made mandatory for all municipal commissioners across the State.
 
The order has been issued by Urban Development Department of the State Government on January 5, 2019. 

Sanjay Gokhale, Joint Secretary of Urban Development Department of the State Government stated in the order that Swachh Survekeshan 2019 has begun in the State. It is based on direct observation and 
citizens’ feedback. 

Commissioners should be present in the office to make preparation and coordination of the Survekshan. Commissioners should check preparedness of Survekshan on daily basis. They should monitor direct observation and citizens’ feedback.

The State Government has stated in the order that the commissioner should have to take prior permission if they want to leave office for particular official work.

Dnyaneshwar Molak, Joint Municipal Commissioner of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) said, “We are ready for Swachh Survekshan. In the month of January, the team will conduct a surprise visit in the city and evaluate  the work of the corporation on cleanliness.”

Recently, the team of Swachh Survekshan visited Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC).  

The survey is part of the Union Government’s Swachh Bharat Mission scheme. The results of the study will be used to select the cleanest city in the country. 

Last month, the corporation appointed a consultancy firm to raise the ranking of the PMC in Swachh Survekshan (survey), which has been carried out nationwide under the Swachh Bharat Mission scheme. 

The PMC has paid the consultancy firm KPMG Rs 35 lakh. The corporation, for the first time, has appointed a consultancy firm for Swachh Survekshan.

The firm is helping the PMC to improve its rating in Survekshan with proper documentation. It is also suggesting enhancement in the corporation’s work. 

Pune had climbed three slots in the rankings, which were declared in June 2018. It had made it to the list of top 10 clean cities in the country. 

The ranking was noted as the city’s best performance in the ranking in the last three years. In 2017, Pune was ranked 13 and it was in 11th place in 2016. The Union Government, as part of its initiatives, ranks the cities on various parameters to find out the cleanest city in the country.

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