East Corpn sanitary inspectors to get bikes

Health on wheels

If residents in east Delhi register a complaint with the sanitary department of the municipal corporation, the expected response time of the staff is likely to improve soon.

The civic body has decided to give motorcycles to them for official work.
East Delhi Municipal Corporation officials said the decision is aimed at ensuring
better mobility of supervisory-level officials of the sanitary department.

According to corporation officials, around 150 employees, including the chief sanitary inspector and sanitation inspectors, are likely to get two-wheelers for official purpose.

“Maintaining good sanitation in the city is one of the basic jobs of civic bodies. Supervision of sanitation work is a crucial link in the entire process.
Better efficiency

With the supervisory-level staff getting motorcycles for official work, it will improve efficiency of the officials
as well as the department,” said a senior corporation official.

Sources in the corporation said the entire fleet of the motorcycles will be of the same colour to give a uniform look, as is the case with traffic police.

As of now, sanitary department officials either travel by their own vehicles or use public transport.

Though EDMC pays conveyance allowance to them, the lack of official vehicles cripples the department’s functioning.

“The commissioner has instructed the superintending engineer of the automobile department to make the proposal to get the vehicles and submit it at the earliest. The two-wheelers may be inducted by December ,” said an official.
Cars to be bought

EDMC has also decided to get two four-wheelers — likely to be seven-seater Maruti Eeco — in the central pool for zonal level officials.

EDMC officials said a car each will be allotted for the two administrative zones — Shahadra (north) and Shahadra (south).

“Officials often have to venture out for inspection and sealing drives. The cars will
be available for the staff of all departments of the corporation for official work,” said a senior corporation official.  

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