Haryana Chief Minister, Sh Manohar Lal, has decided to establish a Flying Squad in urban local bodies on the lines of CM Flying Squad to take strict action against such contractors who make irregularities in weighing solid waste
Haryana Chief Minister, Sh Manohar Lal, has decided to establish a Flying Squad in urban local bodies on the lines of CM Flying Squad to take strict action against such contractors who make irregularities in weighing solid waste. The Chief Minister has already launched the Swachh Bharat-Swachh Haryana scheme to enhance the effectiveness of Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
The Chief Minister was presiding over a review meeting regarding solid waste management in Municipal Corporations, Municipal Councils, and Municipal committees here today. The meeting was attended by Transport Minister Sh Moolchand Sharma, Urban Local Bodies Minister Dr. Kamal Gupta and Minister of State for Labour Sh Anup Dhanak.
Sh Manohar Lal directed officials to install weighing machines at the entry and exit points of vehicles transporting garbage, ensuring contractors are paid based on the actual weight. He also said that any bio products derived from waste should also be marketed. In major cities like Gurugram, Faridabad, and Ambala, the Chief Minister recommended employing drone technology to monitor garbage disposal projects. This would help determine the precise amount of waste reaching the dumping point.
While addressing the strengthening and expansion of the sewerage system alongside waste management, the Chief Minister instructed officials to lay new sewerage lines in cities with outdated systems. This step aims to facilitate the smooth drainage of urban water.
The Urban Local Body Flying Squad will comprise officers and employees, including police DSPs, Inspectors, and Sub-Inspectors. Similar to the CM Flying Squad, which conducts raids in response to corruption complaints or concerns about irregularities in various departments, the Urban Local Body Flying Squad will also conduct raids. These raids will focus on solid waste plants, door-to-door garbage collection, and inspections of vehicles at entry points for waste evacuation. This initiative aims to address and curb potential irregularities in waste management processes.
Chief Minister himself monitoring every tender
To ensure transparency in the tender process, the Chief Minister is overseeing each tender personally. Contractors now have the opportunity to directly engage with the high-powered Procurement Committee and Work Allocation Committee for negotiations. This approach has not only introduced transparency to the procurement process but has also resulted in the government achieving savings of up to 30 percent compared to the rates initially proposed in the tender.
Additional Chief Secretary of Finance Department Sh Anurag Rastogi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Sh V Umashankar, Principal Secretary of Transport Department Sh Navdeep Virk, Commissioner and Secretary of Urban Local Bodies Department Sh Vikas Gupta and officials of other departments were present in the meeting.