Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, February 23
The differences between the mayor and officials in the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar are an open secret now. On Friday, 19 MC officials under the Municipal Corporation Officers’ Association boycotted the general house meeting that was held at the Red Cross Bhawan.
On Tuesday, the officials said they were firm on their stand and won’t attend any future meetings too.
Mandeep Singh, superintendent of the advertisement department, who is the president of the association, said if any show cause notice was served on them, they would ‘lock’ the Municipal Corporation and won’t work.
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If any show cause notice is served, we will 'lock' the Municipal Corporation office and won't work. The house must listen to us. The councillors should behave in a proper manner and should not question us in front of everyone. — Mandeep Singh, Superintendent of the Advertisement Department
I had already announced that action will be taken against those who didn't maintain sanctity of the house. The officials whose involvement was proved in the scandal of tender of advertisement department, would also be punished and the MC Commissioner would take action. — Jagdish Raja, Mayor
“The house must listen to us. The councillors should behave in a proper manner and should not question us in front of everyone,” he said.
Notably, the officials had also submitted a memorandum to the MC Commissioner two days before the house meeting and had told him that they felt insulted in the previous held meetings and they couldn’t take it anymore.
Mayor Jagdish Raja said, “I had already announced that action will be taken against those who didn’t maintain sanctity of the house.”
He said the officials whose involvement was proved in the scandal of tender of advertisement department, would also be punished and the MC Commissioner would take action.
Be it the boycotting of the ongoing general house meeting by the officials two years ago, or not showing any records on various matters despite various meetings and orders by the Mayor, the officials have shown that they care less about orders of the elected members.
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