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Mumbai civic body terminates OSD services

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has decided to terminate services of Officer on Special Duty (OSD)/ Consultants.

A circular issued on May 27 states that as per orders of Municipal Commissioner from June 1, 2015, the services of all officers appointed on OSD/consultants are terminated. The circular has also fixed the responsibility of the order's compliance on the chief of various departments.

"It would be the responsibility of the concerned department heads to ensure that no further appointments are made on such basis and if such appointments are not cancelled by June 1, 2015, then the head of the departments/Assistant Commissioner would be held responsible," it said. Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta said, "There is lot of talent in the BMC and we need some fresh thinking."  The circular has been issued in the light of protest registered by an RTI activist Anil Galgali, 

whose plea had revealed that the civic body had appointed as many as 40 retired employees as OSDs/consultants on contractual basis. 
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