21 MCG employees sacked for involvement in graft
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram has removed 21 employees after it was found that they took bribes to allow unauthorised construction and illegal encroachments in the city.
Working under the enforcement wing, the employees were entrusted with the responsibility of sealing the illegal building and removal of illegal encroachments. However, it was later found by the senior officials of MCG that these workers took bribe to the tune of Rs 20,000 per building and did not take any action against the offenders.
"We will not tolerate corruption and take a hard stance on it. This is also a strict warning to those employees who are taking bribes and allowing such constructions to happen. There is a challenge of unauthorised constructions and illegal encroachments in the city," said a senior MCG official.
According to official estimates, there are more than 500 unauthorised constructions. It also includes a large number of guesthouses and PG structures where the landowners increase the number of floors to accommodate more tenants.
The challenge of unauthorised constructions has been raised on several occasions by the MCG Commissioner V Umashankar.
Meanwhile, a certain group of MCG workers have protested over the Municipal body's decision and highlighted that a fair trial was not given to them.
"We are certainly not happy and there has to be a notice. The employee should be also allowed to provide his defence. It is often the lower level employees who are made scapegoats," said Ramesh Kumar one of the protesting workers.