The Vellore Corporation has sent a proposal to the Commissioner of Municipal Administration (CMA), to create five new sanitary officer posts.
A resolution to send the proposal was passed at the recently held council meeting. City Health Officer C R Priyamvatha said, there were five sanitary inspectors in the Corporation at present, one each in four zonal offices and one in the main Corporation office. The current sanitary inspectors have been holding the posts for over 10 years, even before Vellore Municipality was upgraded to Corporation status.
Priyamvatha said, the sanitary inspectors have also been demanding a promotion. The resolution said, Tiruppur Corporation had also sent a proposal for the creation of the post of sanitary officer, for the effective implementation of the garbage disposal system. Following the nod by the CMA, Tiruppur Corporation had created the post.
Priyamvatha also said, the post of sanitary officer was not mandatory, but creation of the new post in the General Health Department and promoting the sanitary inspectors would encourage them to work harder.
The pay for the post of sanitary officers would be according to the suggestion of the 6th Pay Commission, she said. Once the CMA gives its nod, the current sanitary inspectors would be promoted as sanitary officers, one each in four zonal offices of the Corporation and one to assist City Health Officer, at the main Corporation office. Following this, steps would be taken to immediately recruit new sanitary inspectors for all zones.