Govt yields to public pressure, retains officer in BBMP

Govt yields to public pressure, retains officer in BBMP

Randeep D

Following public demand to retain the BBMP’s special commissioner (solid waste management) Randeep D, the government has finally decided to continue the officer in the civic body.

The government had transferred Randeep, known for various initiatives to crack the garbage issue in the city, on 30 November.

Residents, social activist and various citizens groups started an online campaign demanding the government to retain the officer in the current position.

Bengalureans started an online petition with a #WeNeedRandeep hashtag at, where more than 900 people signed the petition after Randeep was transferred to the social welfare department as a commissioner.

N Manjunath Prasad, BBMP Commissioner, said: “I have personally requested Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara to retain Randeep. He was doing good work in the BBMP. Earlier he was posted as additional commissioner administration. Later I entrusted him with the solid waste management

Speaking to DH, Randeep said: “As a government servant transfer is common, and we are willing to serve wherever government posts us. Wherever we are we have to ensure that government policy reaches the people.”