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Corporation Council adopts 46 resolutions

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The Hindu 23.07.2009

Corporation Council adopts 46 resolutions

Staff Reporter

English medium sections in 25 Corporation schools


“There are 24,619 posts in the civic body, of which 5,366 were vacant”

CHENNAI: A total of 46 resolutions, including one according permission to start English medium sections in 25 primary schools of the Chennai Corporation, were adopted at the civic body’s council meeting on Wednesday.

Some of the other resolutions adopted included those sanctioning Rs. 9 lakh towards scholarships to be awarded to meritorious students of Corporation schools for pursuing higher education; purchase of gift bags worth Rs.29.10 lakh for mothers of newborns in Corporation hospitals; purchase of 15,000 disposable delivery kits at a cost of Rs.39.25 lakh; and approval of a tender for taking up improvement works at the Communicable Diseases Hospital in Tondiarpet at a cost of Rs.13 crore.

A resolution seeking to surrender 1,552 vacancies to the State government was, however, not adopted as the councillors wanted more time to debate on the issue. Mayor M. Subramanian explained that there were a total of 24,619 posts in the civic body of which 5,366 were vacant.

The civic body had a total of 19,253 employees and posts including those of carpenters, painters, blacksmiths, dhobis, duffedars and muchis were being surrendered so that it could get new posts, he added. The surrender was part of the administrative reforms process.

Councillors’ demand

Other issues raised at the meeting included a demand from councillors, cutting across partylines, during zero hour for at least half a ground land be allotted to them.

P. Jayanthi, ward 3 councillor, urged the Corporation to take steps to prevent the burning of garbage at Kodungaiyur. K. Janaki of ward 109 said that action must be taken against teachers indulging in unnecessary politics in schools. Devi alias Devaki of ward 59 said that several schools did not have teachers for physical training and art.

On a call attention motion by PMK’s M. Jayaraman regarding the Corporation granting building approval for construction on a disputed property in Koyambedu, Mr. Subramanian said that the civic body had ensured that as per a Supreme Court order status quo was maintained on the 1.77 acres of disputed land. While granting planning approval the Chennai Metropolitan Development Agency had directed the promoter to set aside 12 m of land for development of a road.

He also said the Corporation would seek the help of the police to restrict the movement of anti-social elements on the Marina.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 July 2009 04:05

Corporation suspends 3 employees

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Source : The Hindu Date : 23.06.2009

Corporation suspends 3 employees

Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: The Chennai Corporation on Monday suspended three of its employees for their role in the delay of construction of storm-water drain in Egmore.

A press release from the Corporation said Mayor M. Subramanian inspected work to construct the storm-water drain over a distance of 1.1 km. The work, which was to be completed by February 2009, got delayed and caused inconvenience to people.

Mr. Subramanian ordered the officials concerned to complete the work before monsoon. The Corporation has also sought an explanation from two other officials, the release said.

The release said the Corporation had completed 122.47 km of storm water drains over the past two-and-a-half years. Construction of 14 km storm-water drains in 54 localities is under way at a cost of Rs.13 crore this year. The Mayor also ordered the authorities to take action against a sweet stall in the locality for allegedly polluting the area.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:45

Corporation warning on unauthorised parking fee

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Source : The Hindu Date : 21.06.2009

Corporation warning on unauthorised parking fee

Special Correspondent

COIMBATORE: Commissioner of the Coimbatore Corporation Anshul Mishra has warned of stringent action against persons involved in unauthorised collection of parking fee in some areas in the city.

The Corporation said on Saturday the warning followed complaints of such collection on a street that connected Raja Street with Big Bazaar Street.

This stretch was a designated parking zone and it was allotted to contractors through auction for the collection of fee.

But, system was withdrawn and the fee abolished for this stretch following a request from traders to open it to traffic.


Yet, there were complaints that some persons demanded a fee from people who parked their vehicles along this street.

A surprise check by the Corporation, however, did not result in such persons being caught.

The Commissioner said people need not pay a parking fee in this area and any unauthorised collection here or elsewhere in the city could be immediately brought to the notice of the Corporation.


Mr. Mishra said the Corporation would initiate criminal action against persons demanding parking fee in such areas.


Last Updated on Sunday, 21 June 2009 13:30

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