21 MCG officials given responsibilities of Manesar civic body

At least 21 senior officials of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) have been assigned additional duties in the newly formed Municipal Corporation of Manesar (MCM). The Directorate of Urban Local Bodies (ULB) issued an order in this regard on Wednesday evening after approval from the Haryana government.

Apart from these 21 officials, MCG commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh, was given the additional charge of the commissioner of MCM on Monday. This is the first time that the state government has appointed any staff members for a newly formed civic body, said officials privy to the matter.

The 21 officials include the additional municipal commissioner, deputy municipal commissioner, chief town planner, senior medical officer, and officials from the engineering, electrical, taxation, and sanitary wings.

ULB’s letter to the MCG, a copy of which is with Hindustan Times, states that the matter regarding the assignment of additional duties or charges to officials working in the MCG was “referred to the government for consideration and approval.”The required approval has now been granted and the concerned officials presently working in the MCG have been deputed to look after various responsibilities at MCM. However, they would continue to draw their salaries from their existing place of posting, the letter further stated.

Singh has also been authorised to assign additional charges to the officials working in the MCG for the newly formed MCM.

“This is purely a time gap arrangement till the regular postings are made by the government and this arrangement will ensure smooth functioning of the newly created MCM. No extra remuneration or seniority will be given on the account of this arrangement (sic),” read the ULB letter.

On December 24, the Haryana cabinet approved the proposal for the formation of MCM.Spread across 125 square kilometres, the MCM has 28 villages under its jurisdiction, apart from residential and industrial areas falling within the sectors 77 and 93 and a few areas located near the Kundli Manesar Palwal (KMP) Expressway.

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