MULBPA expresses concern over poor sanitation condition of city

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 18: A meeting of the Municipal and Urban Local Bodies Pensioners Association Jammu (MULBPA) was held here today under the chairmanship of Y S Jamwal, its president, for discussing the scenario with regard to sanitation of Jammu City.
The meeting expressed grave concern over deteriorating sanitary condition in the city of temples day by day due to the slackness on part of the Municipal authorities. The meet observed that despite fixed working hours by the Jammu Municipality, 4 hours in the morning shift and 3 hours in the evening shift, the sanitation system has been thrown to the wind.
“The Sanitary Supervisors and Nigrans along with Safaikaramcharis are found in the wards for three hours in the morning shift only while no other senior staff member connected with this job is ever seen in the wards,” the meet observed and alleged that the officers do not bother to visit the field for ensuring presence of lower staff in the wards.
“Municipal Corporators also do not bother to check the attendance of Safai Karamcharis daily and particularly on Sunday and other Gazetted holidays for which they are paid two and half days extra salary,” the participants said and added that there was no sanitation checking of lanes.
The Association alleged that the Corporators were only interested to get their honorarium/ perks increased by the State Government and also to manage `A’ class protocol. “If such system of sanitation continues on the part of JMC, how the city of temples will be made A class in respect of sanitation. Things need to be set in the right,” the meet said and urged Governor Satya Paul Malik to take cognizance of the matter personally and issue appropriate orders so that the dream of Smart Jammu City could be fulfilled.
The meeting was attended by B S Jamwal, K G Khajuria, R K Gupta, Shiv Kumar, M L Gupta, J L Sharma, Daya Singh, Attar Singh, C L Koul, Vidya Bhushan, Pritam Singh, B D Verma, Gurdev Singh, Tarsem Lal Gupta. Bahu-ud-Din, Nana Jee and others.