Andaman Chronicle

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Efforts On To Maintain Clean & Hygienic Environment, PBMC Decides to Increase Strength of Sanitary Workers


Port Blair, May 21: As per the Solid Waste Management & Handling Rules 2000 it is mandatory to have door to door collection in all the days including Sundays and holidays. The Rules further prescribe that the waste of biodegradable and non-biodegradable area are also to be collected separately from individual households.

In this regard a meeting with the Sanitary Officer and Sanitary Inspectors was called by the Chairman PBMC, Shri PB Murugan on 17th May 2013 in the conference hall of the council. During the course of the meeting it was emerged that no appointment has been made in the Sanitary Section since long. The sanitary workers’ strength has been reduced considerably due to death/ retirement and termination of the labourers due to long absence from duty. The present strength of sanitary workers is inadequate to handle the mandatory issues in a proper manner.

It was therefore decided by the Council to enhance the present strength of Safai Karamcharis by engaging new hands on Muster Roll so as to keep the city neat and clean in a hygienic manner. Meanwhile the Chairperson has also directed the Sanitary wing of the council to initiate all action to keep the city neat.