(City): DMCs asked to improve performance

Karachi

Karachi:Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed District Municipal Corporations (DMCs) to release their salaries through Accountant General Sindh and start physical verification of their employees so that ghost employees, retired employees who are still drawing salaries could be identified.

He issued these directives while presiding over a meeting of KMC and DMCs here at the CM House. The meeting was attended by Minister local government Nasir Shah, Advisor Law Murtaza Wahab, Administrator KMC Iftikhar Shahalwani, Commissioner Karachi Sohail Rajput and administrator of DMCs/DCs.

The chief minister said that as deputy commissioners have been made administrators of the DMCs; therefore, they have to work hard to bring visible change in their respective areas in respect of cleanliness, streetlights, improvement of parks, roads, sewerage system.

Shah said that he is information that ghost employees were in a large number in the local bodies. “I have decided to switch their salaries from local system to AG Sindh so that payment of salaries to ghost employees, retired employees and even those who are drawing double salaries could be stopped,” he said.

He added in the next phase same salary system of AG Sindh would be introduced in other divisions such as Larkana, Sukkur, Mirpurkhas, Shaheed Benazirabad and Hyderabad. The chief minister directed all the administrators, including those of the KMC, SBCA, KDA and other development authorities to physically verify each and every employee and then release their salaries.

The chief minister told the DMC administrators that they have to increase and enhance their revenue resources. It was pointed out that some of the contractors of charged parking were collecting parking fees without valid contracts. The chief minister directed DMCs to regularize their charged parking contracts in a transparent way.

Murad Ali Shah directed the KMC administrator to improve the performance and efficiency of the KMC. He announced to declare DMC Central as model DMC in the megacity. The chief minister directed all the administrators to plug all the pilferages in POL, repair and maintenance and other accounts. He also directed them to strengthen their public complaints cells and redress grievances of the complaints.