NMMC chief Tukaram Mundhe in a major reshuffle on friday evening transferred deputy municipal commissioners (DMCs), including head office DMC JN Sinnarkar who has now been given charge of property tax department, motor and Swach Maharashtra Abhiyan.
Amrish Patnigire, deputy municipal commissioner, education and election will now be DMC for zone-2, while Dadasaheb Chabukswar, who DMC for estate and Swachh Maharashtra Abhiyan will now be handling education, sports and culture department.
Subhash Ingale will be deputy municipal commissioner for anti-encroachment.
Similarly, taking steps towards strengthening ward offices, Mundhe has appointed officials of the level of assistant municipal commissioner as ward officers. Accordingly, Prakash Waghmare has been appointed as ward officer at Digha, Ashok Madhvi has been given charge of Koparkhairane, Chandrakant Tayade has been given charge of Airoli and Divakar Samel has been appointed as Ghansoli ward officer.
A source said, “More transfers are likely to take place in the days to come. The commissioner during the Walk with commissioner initiative has assured residents to grant powers of assistant commissioner level officer to ward officers.”
“Most of the people visit ward offices with work and since ward officials had limited powers residents were forced to visit head office at Killa junction in Belapur for their work. Now, with ward officials getting power residents can hope to get the work done at area level itself and will be saved of time and energy to visit the head office,” he said.
In the coming days, Mundhe has also is also likely crack whip against officials who have been working in the lucrative department for last few years and have refused to join their place of transfer.
“As per the rule every officer has to be transferred after every three years, but there are so many officials who have been working in the same department despite being transferred. Soon action will be taken against them as well,” said a source.