Heads must roll: Delhi HC to MCDs on lack of cleanliness

The affidavit shall also contain steps proposed to be taken by the corporations to implement an action plan framed by the Ministry of Health, the bench said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:June 21, 2017 4:05 pm
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The Delhi High Court today told the three municipal corporations in the city to take disciplinary action against its officials for not ensuring cleanliness in their respective areas of the national capital.

“Heads must roll,” a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said after seeing videos submitted by a media house of garbage accumulated in several parts of the city. The court had earlier noted that lack of waste disposal was contributing to spread of vector-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya and had directed the corporations to ensure garbage removal and cleanliness in the city. It today told the corporations to file an affidavit before June 27 indicating action, including disciplinary proceedings, taken by it for the acts and omissions by its officials.

“First put your house in order,” the court said.

The affidavit shall also contain steps proposed to be taken by the corporations to implement an action plan framed by the Ministry of Health, the bench said. The court was also “extremely upset and pained” over the lack of cleanliness in the city, not providing proper equipment to the municipal workers and the “false status reports” filed by the corporations which had claimed that regular cleaning of all the areas was being undertaken.

The court was hearing two PILs filed by lawyers, Arpit Bhargava and Gauri Grover, seeking directions to the corporations to prevent spread of vector-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya.

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    P.C.Kulkarni
    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:08 pm
    Delhi people elected BJP for MCDs. Now let them face the music
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      Gopal
      Jun 21, 2017 at 8:52 pm
      The court can issue all the orders, but nobody can make the sanitation workers do the job, not even the corporations. With the lack of solid waste disposal capabilities, there are infrastructural problems as well. Perhaps, we should ask the judges to do the sanitation work and the sanitation workers to sit on the bench, because neither of them is doing a good job in their present positions.
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        Krishna
        Jun 21, 2017 at 8:08 pm
        Again the North India elitist professing shameful violence. β€œHeads must roll,” a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said. Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar must hand themselves in shame if the public (assuming any real humans are left in North India) do not do it for them..
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          BOGLIPAPPU
          Jun 21, 2017 at 7:35 pm
          Some times in national emergency situations Army is called in to help.......But for a city like Delhi, the Delhi police should all be brought in to clear the garbage. Will the HIGHLY CORRUPT(HC) pass an order towards that. Heads should also roll in HC for ACCUMULATION OF CASES!
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            Jai hind
            Jun 21, 2017 at 8:56 pm
            When the same HC reject the request to check the PM s marks list ..they are saints when the same HC who reject the request for VVPAT election they are saints .. But when the same HC suggests the cleanliness they are most corrupt .because MCD is under the..... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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            satishshori
            Jun 21, 2017 at 4:58 pm
            Please do not blame BJP CONGRESS or even AAP for this filth in DELHI. They are there to do good job and not the dirty job like cleaning the streets of Delhi
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              Jai hind
              Jun 21, 2017 at 8:57 pm
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