MCD may transfer 64 `tainted` officials from Building Dept
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Last Updated: Monday, December 20, 2010, 21:56
New Delhi: The MCD is planning to transfer 64 out of the 160 officials in its Building Department as they were facing corruption charges.

The Vigilance Department has prepared a list of 31 assistant engineers, 26 junior engineers and seven executive engineers facing graft charges. Some of them are facing trials while some others are under suspension.

The MCD, which has faced flak over alleged corruption in Building Department after a multi-storeyed house with illegal floors collapsed in east Delhi killing 71 people last month, is planning to shift all these officials to other departments.

"The Building Department is a very sensitive department and it is required that that it remains clean," MCD Works Committee chairman Jagdish Mamgain said.

On December 10, the MCD had brought out a list of 30 engineers from the Building Department, saying that they will be transferred. However, as the vigilance probe continued, more employees were found to be facing corruption charges.

Mamgain said officials would be taken from other departments so that the work of the Building Department is not affected. The Building Department deals with checking layouts, giving permission for construction and curbing illegal constructions.


First Published: Monday, December 20, 2010, 21:56

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