In a move to introduce transparency and improve accountability, MCG has decided to make and share the schedule of all engineers with RWAs and ward councillors of the areas concerned.
In a move to introduce transparency and improve accountability, MCG has decided to make and share the schedule of all engineers — also called the beat system — with RWAs and ward councillors of the areas concerned.
MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav announced the same during a meeting held yesterday with the officials of the engineering wing. He said, “A beat system for the engineering wing will be made and its details will be shared with the concerned RWAs and ward councillors. Even the public can view the list after it is uploaded on the MCG website.”
He added, “This will increase the accountability of staffers and citizens will also know which person to contact for addressing a certain type of complaint. If the concerned staffer does not complete the task, then action can be initiated against him.”
Councillors have been long alleging that officials of the engineering department always avoid work, making progress of civic projects an extremely difficult task. Thus, councillors and RWAs have been demanding that the MCG make a schedule for officials and share it with all.
They also felt in the absence of any checks, these engineers often tended to disregard complaints lodged with the engineering department.
Lauding the MCG move, Mayor Madhu Azad said, “I am grateful that the MCG commissioner has acted upon our demands and made the working of the engineering department more transparent. This will not only benefit the functioning of the MCG but also help improve the city’s civic amenities.”