BHUBANESWAR: With an objective to fix the responsibilities of officials of the sanitation wing of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), a day-long orientation programme was organised here on Monday.
Speaking at the programme, Additional Commissioner, BMC, Brunda Devrajan, said the use of protective gears by sanitation workers is mandatory at work. If any private operator appointed by the BMC does not provide safety gears to the workers, stringent action will be taken against it, she added.
It was also decided that the City Health Officer will appoint a Nodal Officer to address grievances relating to clearance of dead animals from streets and residential areas. Assistant Health Officer (AHO) and Deputy Commissioner, Sanitation BMC will monitor the functioning of the Nodal Officer.
The Corporation will soon set up a cell for creating public awareness for adoption of best practices in sanitation. This apart, the sanitary inspectors were instructed to ensure that the solid waste collected by the private operators does not contain soil, sand and stones.
BMC Information Technology Project Management Unit has been entrusted with the responsibility of preparing agency wise performance report each month. Among others, Deputy Commissioner Subhransu Mishara and AHO, BMC were present.