Pune: Now the civic body will think twice before making tall claims about the pre-monsoon work it carries out every year.
The work carried out the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will be documented with photographic evidences.
The civic administration has decided to keep records of pre-monsoon work where the staff will have to take photographs before the work is started and it will compared with the photographs taken after the work is completed.
The civic administration has also decided to keep these ‘before’ and ‘after’ photographs of various spots in all the ward offices which will be kept open for civic activists and citizens.
The civic administration has already started the pre-monsoon work in various parts of the city which they will have to finish before the first showers of the season.
Suresh Jagtap, head of PMC’s solid waste management cell, said, “The work of river cleaning, nullah cleaning and even canal cleaning is being carried out. From this year, we have decided that we will be taking photographs of the area before the cleaning work starts and after the work, we will be taking the photographs of the same area to compare the work. These photographs will be stored in all the ward offices.”
According to the PMC officials, the photographs will help in keeping the staff on their toes and they will have to show the results on the field. “The photographs will be quite useful as evidences of the work which is being carried out by the administration. The contractors will not be able to just show some work for the sake of formality.”
A Gawade, assistant commissioner of Solid Waste Management Department of PMC, said, “Earlier, we would take photographs of our records but now we have decided to keep these photographs in public domain so that there will be transparency in work.”