4,000 jobs to help clean up Chennai

In a major fillip to the city corporation facing acute shortage of staff, the state government is all set to give the concurrence to recruit 4,000 staff for filling the existing vacancies. Confidential government sources said the paper work has already begun and the recruitments will be done in two months.

Chennai mayor Saidai Duraisamy while participating in a corporation function also hinted at the progress in filling the existing vacancies and exuded confidence that the performance of the civic body would improve.

The corporation, after the recent expansion from 174 sq km to 426 sq km, was finding it difficult to carry out the routine civic work as most of the sanitary workers, health inspectors, medical officers and engineering posts have been lying vacant. The civic body has outsourced garbage collection and mosquito fumigation works in peripheral areas.

Attending the inaugural function of the road construction work at Manali zone on Friday, the mayor assured that developmental works in the area would be done fast. Milk and dairy development minister V. Moorthy inaugurated the road construction work at Manali zone that costs Rs11 crore.

It may be noted that the government had approved Rs333 crore for construction of roads in the extended areas of the city and the works have commenced in Tiruvottiyur, Manali, Madhavaram, Ambattur, Alandur, Valasaravakkam, Perungudi and Sholinganallur.

With the recruitment of staff, it is said the works would be completed soon.

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