Ministry,MC differ over town planner’s suspension

The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation and the Punjab Local Bodies Ministry seem to differ on the issue regarding the suspension of Municipal Town Planner

Written by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: July 3, 2013 5:46 am

The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation and the Punjab Local Bodies Ministry seem to differ on the issue regarding the suspension of Municipal Town Planner Rajkumar.

Local Bodies Minister Chunni Lal Bhagat,during his visit to Ludhiana on June 28,had held discussions with MC commissioner R K Verma over the issue and subsequently passed suspension orders to the town planner for alleged ‘neglect of work.’

Zonal Commissioner Isha Kalia,however,said that till Tuesday,she had not received orders confirming the town planner’s suspension and added that she had only heard it in the newspapers. “Maybe they are just rumours,” she told Ludhiana Newsline.

Bhagat,on the other hand,had told Newsline: “I have issued suspension orders for ‘neglect of work’ against MTP.” A source in the local bodies department now says that the town planner’s suspension is again under consideration and maybe cancelled.

“I do not even know reason behind the move. No official communication has reached me,” town planner Rajkumar told Ludhiana Newsline. Bhagat too refused to elaborate on the specific reason for the suspension.

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