Rejects a proposal from the LG office on fixing responsibility on MCD officials
GN Bureau | February 14, 2011
The municipal corporation of Delhi (MCD) is in no mood of sharing accountability for unauthorized construction in the capital. Recently, it turned down a proposal of the Lieutenant Governor (LG) in this regard.
In June last, the LG office wrote to the MCD about revising building sanction plans in the city. LG office had suggested that whenever a building plan came up for sanction, the application should have the photos of the owner, architect, structural engineer and MCD officers sanctioning the plan and supervising the construction.
Also, it should be the responsibility of the officers at the zonal level and town hall to supervise the building during construction.
The MCD discussed the proposal and found that while other suggestions were fine, there was no need to paste the pictures of its officers involved in the sanctioning and supervision of construction.
In a note dated February 11, 2011, the MCD gave its response to the LG office.
“Since the record of MCD officials deputed for sanctioning of building plan are always available with the MCD, as such, there is no need to paste the photos of MCD officials on the applications of building plans,” said the minutes of MCD’s meetings.
A source in the LG office said that if we have the details of MCD officials on the sanction plan it will be easy to fix accountability.
The LG office is yet to take a decision on the matter.
The supreme court on Monday has issued notice to the government, telecom regulatory authority of India (TRAI), WhatsApp and Facebook regarding data privacy. The issue was first taken up by the Delhi high court last year, based on a PIL filed by two law students, Karmanya Singh Sareen and Shr
A digital education and awareness programme was organised by Centre for the Study of Social Change (CSSC) under union ministry of social justice and empowerment. Principal Advisor, CSSC and former Mumbai Mayor, Advocate Nirmala Samant Prabhvalkar explained to senior citizens about how to us
India stood 92nd in the latest rankings of the global talent competitiveness index. Switzerland topped the rankings, with Singapore coming second. United Kingdom was in the third position. The report accompanying the rankings said that India’s information technology (IT) sector is alre
There are two kinds of acts from the so-called fringe elements of the BJP: one embarrasses only the secular-liberals but resonates well with the party’s core constituency, and the other embarrasses the party more than the rest. Sakshi Maharaj’s latest rant is of the first type.
As per census 2011, in India, out of the 121 crore population, about 2.68 crore persons are ‘disabled’ which is 2.21 percent of the total population. In an era where ‘inclusive development’ is being emphasised as the right path towards sustainable development, focussed initiatives f
As many as 44 high potential RCS airports have been identified from among 414 airfields available in India, said a report. The FICCI-KPMG report has presented over 370 possible destinations from the high-potential RCS airports, the projected financial statements for four aircraft types and s