GWMC staff protests decision to surrender officials 

By Author  |  Published: 26th Aug 2017  8:22 pm

Warangal: The resolution of the Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) to surrender six employees including four officials to the government is likely affect to the administration of the civic body and also the development works in the city. On Thursday, the GWMC council resolved to surrender city planner Chandrika, additional commissioner Shaheed Masood, deputy commissioner Indrasena Reddy, assistant engineer Bhasker,  senior assistant Sk Jakir Hussain and TPO Md Basheer on the charges of negligence in discharging duties.

GWMC employees JAC president G Raju has met commissioner Shruti Ojha here on Saturday to express his resentment over the the council’s decision to surrender the employees. Speaking to Telangana Today, he said that the employees would have been given memos before taking a decision to surrender. “This is not proper to pass a resolution directly as a table agenda about the surrender of the officials,” he said and added that the morale of the employees will be hit by this sort of decisions. He also said that employees from other places may not show interest to work with the GWMC due to ‘pressure’ from the Corporators.

Meanwhile, commissioner Shruti Ojha is said to be not happy with the council’s decision to surrender the officials, and it is learnt that she is trying to retain at least two officials as she is of the opinion that surrendering senior officials would hit the administration badly.  She was also annoyed at the council’s last minute decision to include the proposal to surrender officials as the ‘table item’.  While the council members (corporators) are alleging that the officials are showing negligence in discharging the duties, the employees are saying that the corporators having vested interests are levelling baseless charges on them. It is alleged that several corporators are pressurising the officials to follow their diktats. However, mayor Nannapuneni Narender  said that the surrender of the employees would not affect the works as the new officials would take charge in about 15 days after the surrender.