The newly-elected Mayor N.M. Rajeshwari held a meeting of officials at the Old Council Hall of the MCC yesterday, during which she got tips from the heads of all sections on the functioning of the City Corporation.

Later she asked the officials to ensure proper drinking water supply to all localities and give utmost priority for cleaning all garbage and water so as to maintain cleanliness.

Earlier, the Mayor got introduced to all MCC officials, following which she restricted herself to hearing the explanations given by the officials.

As the Mayor, who is a first time Corporator, seemed to be a novice, senior Corporators Sandesh Swamy, Ayub Khan, M.J. Ravikumar, K.T. Cheluvegowda and Shivakumar, were seen seeking information from the officials on various issues.

Sandesh Swamy and Ayub Khan questioned the City Planning Department officials on how they issued nearly 2000 CRs (Completion Reports) of buildings in the absence of the people’s representatives.

Maintaining that MCC works had come to a standstill as many bills concerned with the execution of works were not cleared, Sandesh Swamy pulled up the officials for their apathy.

One of the officials, perturbed by the outburst of Sandesh Swamy, addressed him as the ‘Honourable Mayor’ which sent the meeting into peels of laughter.

Later, Sandesh Swamy and Ayub Khan gave some tips to the officials on improving the efficiency of MCC. Dy Mayor V. Shailendra, MCC Commissioner P.G. Ramesh, Superintending Engineer Krishna, EE Krishna Bovi, Health Officer Dr. Nagaraj and others were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore