Thane Mayor Naresh Mhaske has accused the civic administration of preserving him at the hours of darkness in regards to the municipal company receiving the central authorities’s Swachh Survekshan award 2021.
The mayor has written a strongly-worded letter to Municipal Commissioner Vipin Sharma, saying that he got here to know in regards to the Thane Municipal Company (TMC) receiving the award by way of the print media.
As per the awards declared final week, the TMC stood on the 14th place within the ‘garbage-free metropolis and waste administration class.
“The civic administration has been insulting and sidelining the mayor and the elected representatives,” he stated within the letter that was shared with the media on Wednesday. The administration didn’t even have the courtesy to tell him in regards to the award for which the final physique would have lauded the administration through the basic physique assembly, he stated.
“In different civic our bodies, the mayor and different office-bearers had been current to obtain the awards, however in case of Thane, the civic officers conveniently didn’t inform the mayor and different office-bearers. Even the extra municipal commissioner in-charge of the waste administration was not instructed about it,” Mhaske claimed.
He stated that the elected representatives in TMC are fully upset over the protocol not being adopted and the “repeated insult” of the mayor, and added that they’re planning a “non-cooperation motion”. He instructed the civic chief that the administration and the elected representatives act as two wheels. “However this angle of the administration are turning issues bitter,” he stated.
The mayor requested the commissioner to hold out an inquiry into the episode and take motion in opposition to these accountable for it.