The watches have been introduced to keep a check on the “irregularities in attendance of field staff’’ who were not found at their designated place of work by the commissioner in various surprise checks.
The idea of having an amusement-cum-theme Park in Chandigarh was first mooted in December 2006. However, the project soon ran into controversies and ultimately had to be shelved by the Chandigarh Administration in 2010.
While the CPIO-cum-administrative officer of the CHB said that no such consultants were hired for various projects, a seven-member committee of all the executive engineers of various divisions of the CHB said that information is not available in a compiled form.
The engineering wing has floated a tender to install this system worth Rs 7.70 lakhs at the pedestrian underpass — construction of which is already criticised by many as a colossal waste of money because of it is rarely being used.
Sood has remained the Mayor in 2016. Among the achievements he has listed include bringing the concept of open air gyms in Chandigarh, mobile quality control laboratory, water ATMs, installation of 4000 dust bins.
The achievements listed by Sanjay Tandon included the increase in the number of seats for medical students in Chandigarh from 50 to 150, increase in the eligibility age for government jobs from 25 to 37.