Despite the standing committee having passed 434 resolutions, a mere 300 have been executed, while others remain ‘pending’.
Two days ago, GHMC mayor Mohd Majid Hussain, held a standing committee meeting. The mayor and the commissioner MT Krishna Babu reviewed the status of the resolutions adopted in the standing committee meeting in the past one year. It gave the young mayor a peep into the typical bureaucratic behaviour where certain terminologies camouflage the actual execution of works.
The awestruck novices will nod in assent, but not Majid Hussain. He wanted to know how many of those resolutions have been actually implemented in letter and spirit. The officials confidently informed the mayor that they had taken action on all the resolutions. “All?” he asked, “Are you sure?” The officials answered, “Yes.” The mayor pointed out some resolutions that had not been implemented at all, for instance, procuring hydraulic machines in the electricity department.
It was found that some of the excuses put up ranged from “tenders invited,” “action under way,” to “pending.” All these are clubbed together under the head “action taken report.”
It was gleaned at the meeting, of the total 434 resolutions passed by the standing committee since July last, just 300 or so have been executed. The balance is under various stages of “action.”
Then it was the query about the meaning of “pending.” It is “remaining,” “undecided.” How then can officials say the action taken? Nobody had the answer.
It was also revealed that earlier too many resolutions remain unfulfilled. But nobody thought it amiss, it being the usual way of a public body.
As for the resolutions taken at the general body meeting, the situation is not greatly different. Whatever was passed by the standing committee has to be approved by the general body and according to the rules of GHMC Act-1955, the resolutions adopted by the general body should be implemented immediately. If these resolutions are not implemented, the corporation can take action against the officials concerned.
Mayor Majid Hussain warned the officials to complete the projects within the stipulated period. He said that he would take action against the officials who failed to meet the deadlines in execution of works. The mayor was flummoxed by the laxity of the officials for ignoring his directions especially on completion of construction works of Modern Abattoir at Amberpet.
- Number of resolutions adopted by standing committee: 434
- Number of resolutions adopted by general body: 250 (approx)
- Number of resolutions executed: 304