Principal Secretary suspend GHMC official for negligence

Hyderabad: Principal Secretary Municipal Administration Arvind Kumar today instructed GHMC Commissioner Dana Kishore to immediately place one Assistant Engineer of GHMC under suspension for sheer negligence in duties. Charge memos will also be issued to the concerned Deputy Executive Engineer and the Executive Engineer.

Arvind Kumar inspected the Vacuum Dewatering Cement Concrete (VDCC) road works near the Hyline restaurant today. The work was grounded in September with an estimated cost of Rs 1.3 crores.

Kumar noticed that the approach road towards Abids was not done properly and felt that there is negligence on the part of the field level officers. This is resulting in lot of inconvenience to the road users.

The Principal Secretary said that any lapse in the safety of the public by way of improper approaches or road sides not being attended properly will be viewed seriously.

He instructed the GHMC commissioner to immediately place the concerned Assistant Engineer Venugopal under suspension. Charge memos have also been issued to the concerned Deputy Executive Engineer Venkatnarayana and Executive Engineer Anup Kumar.

Arvind Kumar also warned that in future any lapses are observed, the concerned Assistant Engineer and Deputy Executive Engineer will be suspended without notice. (INN)

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