Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI -

FOR THE FIRST TIME: This is the first time that an of­fi­cial has been sus­pended in the civic body for ad­min­is­tra­tive ir­reg­u­lar­ity. Those in­dulging in mal­prac­tices or lethar­gic in their func­tion­ing are worried. Res­i­dents and ac­tivists wel­comed the move as they hope that sim­i­lar ex­er­cises will help clean up the ad­min­is­tra­tion “The prop­erty tax de­part­ment was be­ing vir­tu­ally ruled as a per­sonal fief­dom. Spe­cific per­son­nel had been work­ing here for years. Ac­cord­ing to the norms, there have to be trans­fers af­fected ev­ery three years, but some people have been posted here for five to 10 years with no in­ten­tion of leav­ing. This had led to func­tion­ing as per their whims and fan­cies,” said a city-based ac­tivist, who did not wish to be named.

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