GHMC to stem the rot in sanitation wing
According to the GHMC officials, the civic body would introduce GIS system along with the BAS system, which would not only register the attendance of sanitation workers but also send the location of the workplace along with a photograph to the monitoring teams
Hyderabad: To curb irregularities in the sanitation wing, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to introduce geographical information system (GIS) in addition to bio-metric attendance system (BAS) for 18,382 contract workers in the city. The civic body has asked its IT wing to develop the most advanced software with Rs 5 crore in this regard.
The archaic attendance system has turned to be a cash cow for a few officials in the GHMC, which has been causing the civic body to lose about Rs 100 crore. The GHMC officials, particularly sanitary field assistants (SFAs), have been registering attendance of civic workers on a white paper rather than in the official attendance register leading to irregularities.
According to the GHMC officials, the civic body would introduce GIS system along with the BAS system, which would not only register the attendance of sanitation workers but also send the location of the workplace along with a photograph to the monitoring teams. The advanced equipment would be handed over to all 948 sanitary field assistants working in the city. The officials also said that GIS system would help the corporation to check fake workers.
GHMC sanitation wing Additional Commissioner told The Hans India that the civic body had been developing advanced technology to put an end to the corruption. The advanced system that has been developed with Rs 5 crore would not only note the attendance but also locate the site of workers along with their photographs.
The location and attendance would be monitored by monitoring teams in the control room. If workers were found guilty, stringent action would be taken not only against them but also against the concerned SFA. He said that the system would be introduced in the second week of May.