Switch over to CFL, says DC

The State Government’s order on the installation of CFL bulbs in place of incandescent bulbs should be implemented in all government offices in the district with immediate effect, said Deputy Commissioner Harsh Gupta.

Participating in phone-in-programme and also addressing inter-departmental coordination committee meeting here, he said the government wants all the offices to switch over to CFL bulbs to save energy. The order should be implemented by heads of all departments without delay. The authorities of Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation (CESC) should take necessary steps in this regard, he added.

No pay

Without mincing words, the DC warned of giving instructions to Department of Treasury to withhold salary of officers who have failed to publish the citizen’s charter despite strict orders from Medical Education and District In-Charge Minister S A Ramdas. Several departments have not published the charter and the quality of the charter prepared by a few departments was not up to the mark. All those departments should prepare the charter afresh and get it approved from the additional deputy commissioner within three days. The salary of officers, who failed to follow the orders, would be stopped by giving instructions to Department of Treasury, he noted.

Gupta took strong objection to carrying school children beyond permissible limits in vehicles and directed officers of Department of Transport to conduct surprise checking during school hours. The permission of District Transport Authority should be taken to constitute for preventing such incidents in the future.

On complaints of transportation of sand during night, the DC asked the department concerned to hold a meeting of concerned parties and sort out the issue soon.

As many as 23 complaints were received, mostly pertaining to land encroachment, bus facilities, water problem and farmer’s woes. Since introduction of phone-in-programme a total of 812 complaints are received. They included those received during the programme, direct and from newspapers. The district administration has acted on 695 complaints and rest of them was in different stages of inquiry.

The meeting was attended by Superintendent of Police Manish Karbekar, Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer G Satyavathi, Additional Deputy Commissioner Zara Nazrim, Assistant Commissioner Bharathi and MUDA secretary Vidyakumari.

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