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Around Town : MNS takes dig at corporators over unreturned laptops

The Maharasthra Navnirman Sena (MNS) corporators took a dig at Shiv Sena and Congress corporators in the civic body’s general body meeting on Monday over the issue of BMC laptops,which have not been returned to the administration yet.

Written by Express News Service | Published: April 17, 2012 1:06:39 am

The Maharasthra Navnirman Sena (MNS) corporators took a dig at Shiv Sena and Congress corporators in the civic body’s general body meeting on Monday over the issue of BMC laptops,which have not been returned to the administration yet.

MNS corporator Dilip Lande,who raised the question in the BMC meeting,said: “There are at least 28 Shiv Sena corporators and 14 Congress corporators who have not returned the laptops to BMC and yet the administration is not doing anything about it”. Although there are 68 corporators who are yet to return the laptops given to them,newly elected corporators have now demanded that laptops to be given to them as well. Amongst the corporators demanding new laptops,BJP group leader Dilip Patel said,“The BMC should go ahead and carry out necessary measures to recover the laptop or its costs and expedite the process of providing laptops to the newly elected corporators. Its been two months since we have been elected,but we are yet to get our laptops”.The BMC had given laptops to 227 corporators and some top officers at a total cost of Rs 1.13 crore in 2009. The objective was to provide corporators online access to proposals coming up for discussion in various civic committees.

Demand to appoint security guards soon in BMC schools

Almost a week after a 10-year-old girl was allegedly molested in a civic school in Govandi,corporators across party lines lashed out against the civic administration for lack of security in BMC schools. In the general body meeting on Monday,corporators criticised the administration for absence of security guards in the civic school in Shivaji Nagar where the incident took place.

Congress corporator Ajanta Yadav who raised the issue said,“The contract of the private company,which provides security and housekeeping services in the BMC schools has ended in January. The BMC has not yet begun the process of floating tender to invite a new company or renew the contract of the same company. Due to this delay,a young girl had to suffer”. Shiv Sena corporator,Raju Pednekar said,“The main cause of this incident is the delay in appointing the agency to handle the security and housekeeping of BMC schools. The administration should appoint security guards at the earliest. This incident has brought to light the lax approach of the BMC schools”. A 10-year old girl studying in Class IV of a BMC school in Shivaji Nagar was allegedly molested by an unidentified man last week.

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