Administrator Chandigarh terminates the tenure of Medical Officer of Health, MC, prematurely

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, November 23

Setting exemplary decision, the Governor, Punjab and Administrator, U.T. Chandigarh Banwarilal Purohit today relieved Amrit Pal Singh, Medical Officer of Health, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh with immediate effect and also debarred him from ever holding any post in future in Chandigarh Administration.

Taking a serious note about the misconduct of services and failures during his tenure, this decision was taken after strong recommendations of Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Chandigarh. She today sought his immediate repatriation to his parent state- Punjab.

Keeping in view the larger interests of the organization and city, the Commissioner recommended his repatriation due to his lapses in tendering an important work for which Municipal Corporation will have to bear an expenditure of Rs. 16.50 Crore for 4 months extension to the present company.

Earlier, a charge sheet had also been proposed for major penalty against the MOH in another tender case of outsourcing of drivers for 96 vehicles, which are still not in use for deployment to use for door to door garbage collection of un-serviced areas. Due to his less than desirable efforts on the sanitation front ,the city of Chandigarh has fallen from 16 to 66 in the Swacch Sarvekshan ranking of 2021.