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‘Reforms in sanitation service long overdue’

The Hindu, 27 November 2014


Photo-ops with brooms and daily inspections will continue, but municipal officials say systemic reforms to the Capital’s sanitation services are long overdue.


As a part of Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharat (Clean India) campaign, the three municipal corporations of Delhi have gone into overdrive since October 2 to prove that sanitation services are improving. While garbage collection has increased, senior officials in the corporations say they have been unable to enact major reforms.


Officials say the major problems preventing the civic bodies from really cleaning up the city include the lack of a clear transfer policy for sanitation staff, irrational deployment of sanitation workers and the Delhi Government’s delay in notifying the draft sanitation bye-laws. Read more....