Improving sanitation a major issue
OT, July 4, 2011 IST
By Lt. Col. B. B. Sharan
Keeping Delhi and Okhla clean is one of the responsibilities of every citizen. For this the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) employs about 50,000 sweepers, but they do not work. Half of them are ghost employees and draw salary without reporting on duty and eat away Rs. 500 crores of MCD funds towards salary. The pathetic condition forced one activist to approach the Supreme Court to issue directions to the MCD for action. In spite of the orders and employment of over 40 Magistrates, and huge work force sanitation continues to be poor because the sweepers are not working.
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