The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Thursday served notice to 455 class IV employees,residing in the civic quarters at Ambilodha near Dandekar bridge,asking them to shift their residences as the structure is in a dilapidated condition.
The civic quarters are in a bad condition and are over 40 years old, said Laxman Damse,PMC Assistant Municipal Commissioner.
Damse said the civic body has offered them alternate accommodation,developed under Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category,at Hadapsar and Aundh. However,they have opposed this sudden shift.
Corporator Manisha Ghate said that the civic administration has failed to take the residents into confidence and has all of a sudden served them notices.
We have been complaining about the bad condition of the building since long,but nothing was done. It is not justified to shift the residents all of a sudden as they have been staying there for a long time and their children studying in nearby school. Hence,they should be shifted to new buildings in the same area, Ghate said.
BJP leader Mukta Tilak said her party has appealed the civic chief Mahesh Zagade to visit the locality and understand the problems of the residents before shifting them.
Damse said the civic administration will undertake reconstruction of buildings under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission scheme.
Birth registration drive
THE PMC has said that citizens born between 1985 and 2000 should register their births with the civic body even if they possessed birth certificates from hospitals. As per the state and union government directives,a drive has been undertaken to enable those who have not registered their births with the civic body to do so. A citizen has to produce the hospital birth certificate to get registered. Registration can be done at the PMC birth and death registration office in Kumbharwada,Kasba Peth. The drive will be on till July 28,2011.
8 new faces in standing committee
Eight new faces have made it to the PMC standing committee. They have been elected to seats vacated by members after the one-year tenure. The new addition includes five members of Congress and one each of NCP,Shiv Sena and BJP. The 16-member standing committee has five members each from NCP and Congress,three from BJP,two from Shiv Sena and one from MNS. Election to the post of standing committee chairman will be held later.
* Chandbi Nadaf (Cong)
* Shankar Pawar (Cong)
* Arvind Shinde (Cong)
* Bandu Gaikwad (Cong)
* Laxman Arade (Cong)
* Sunil Tingre (NCP)
* Ashok Harnaval (Shiv Sena)
* Ganesh Bidkar (BJP)