TIMES NEWS NETWORKNew Delhi: The government has taken a stern view of municipal officials skipping chief minister Sheila Dikshit’s Bhagidari meet last Sunday. Sources in the three corporations said chief secretary PK Tripathi issued show-cause notices to the commissioner and the deputy commissioner of North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Thursday.
“Since senior officials like the commissioner and the additional commissioners didn’t attend the meeting, even the deputy commissioners have been issued notices. The strict action is a sign of the government’s seriousness in the run-up to next year’s elections,” said a BJP councillor who did not wish to be named.
More than 3,500 residents’ welfare associations have been participating in the eight-day event held at from June 26. The meets have been organized to discuss civic problems. “Important issues like sanitation, road repair and parking were discussed in the meeting. The RWA members were asked to point out their local problems and then a form was given to submit complaints in writing. Some officials weren’t present for the meeting,” said BS Vohra, president, East Delhi RWA Joint Forum.
Officials who have been served this notice, however, deny the allegations. “I don’t know why they have issued a show-cause notice against me when I was present. The RWAs’ grievances have been collected in writing and we are resolving them,” said Kuldeep Yadav, Narela zone deputy commissioner, North Delhi Municipal Corporation.
However, RWA members said the officials’ participation in the meets has been minimal as the opposition BJP controls all three corporations.
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