Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) advisory committee held its first monthly meeting on May 22 at DMC conference hall and deliberated on various functioning and plans of the council. Rajya Sabha member of parliament (MP), H. Khekiho Zhimomi graced the meeting and expressed satisfaction over the performance of the team adding that it was evident of their dedication and concern for the people. He pointed out that it was most important to have proper planning for smooth functioning of a team and followed by efficient and timely execution of the plan.
Stressing on the liabilities, Khekiho opined that having liabilities does not necessarily mean bad management of the fund or the office however, liabilities should be brought out in black and white, he added.
He reminded the advisors that they cannot compromise on the responsibility given to them and urged them to give efficient service to the people and create good image of the DMC.
Addressing the meeting, DMC chief advisor, Er. K. Keditsu said that despite the advisory team being only a month old in the office, members were shouldering responsibilities efficiently and that improvement has come to DMC.
Making a special mention about Sanitation and Revenue, the chief advisor stated that the two branches of the council were doing “tremendously” well. He said the team was making short term plans and executing the works accordingly.
Er. Keditsu also apprised the MP that he was working on staffing pattern, which was not there in DMC earlier and asserted that it was nearing completion. He assured that the team would go a long way in bringing about change for the people of Dimapur. He also appealed to the MP to help the council in constructing its proposed administrative building.
He further informed that a new cell for quality control has been set up. On conclusion, he stressed on the need to look in to the welfare of sweeper force of DMC.
It may be mentioned that within one month of assumption of office, the advisory committee have been able to clear the staff salary of two months which remained pending. The present team expressed its confidence that after 3 months the DMC would be in a position to take up bigger projects.
Sanitation in-charge- Lephsi Ao, Revenue in-charge- Phukuto Zhimomi, Rate Control in-charge- Atovi Zhimomi and DMC property in-charge- Blaise Iheilung submitted improvement reports of their respective initiatives.