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May 25, 2018
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When law enforcers turned Collectorate into dump yardTNGOs hold a meeting and turn the place into garbage dump

It is a classic case of law enforcing authorities flouting the norms on the Collectorate premises in the town here.

When on one hand the municipal authorities are slapping penalties on the citizens caught while dumping waste in the open as the part of the Swachh Bharat mission and actively launching the campaign on cleanliness programme, the government employees affiliated to the Telangana non-gazetted officers (TNGO) have literally turned the sprawling Collectorate premises into a dump yard by organising a luncheon meeting at the auditorium.

Enthusiastic TNGO district leaders had organised a meeting to release their annual diary on Tuesday. State Legislative Council Chairman T. Swamy Goud, TS Beverages Corporation Chairman and former TNGO leader Devi Prasad, State TNGO president K. Ravinder Reddy and others participated in the meeting. The district leaders flouted the norms by erecting vinyl posters on the Collectorate premises to welcome their leaders. They had also organised a lunch for all the employees, but due to their lethargy the employees after having lunch dumped the garbage in the open area in front of the District Public Relations Office (DPRO), Disabled Welfare Department and Karimnagar Rural Tahsildar offices.

On Wednesday the officials and visitors were greeted with a stinking smell of garbage. Disposable plates, glasses and leftover food was strewn all over the place. The officials informed the organisers about their concern, but everything went in vain.

The district officials opined that the TNGOs, who have a spacious function hall centrally located in the town, should conduct their association meetings in their own building without causing nuisance to others.

“What message do the government officials can give to the people while talking about Swachh Bharat mission and cleanliness drive when they do not follow the same,” asked N. Srinivas, Lok Satta district unit president.