Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) Commissioner Dr C G Betsurmath will initiate a corporation-level inquiry against the MCC National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) case worker K K Deena who was arrested by the ACB sleuths while accepting bribe from a diving school owner recently.
Deena, who is in 14-day judicial custody, has been working with the MCC for last four years on contract basis.
In a press meet on Saturday, Mayor B L Bhyrappa clarified that the incident had nothing to do with MCC and the act was individual, not involving any MCC official. “Deena is not an MCC official but a contract-based employee. The incident is really disappointing but MCC shouldn’t be dragged into this,” he told reporters.
Bhyrappa said that there were complaints of corruption charges against Deena and she was even warned recently.
He also held people responsible for encouraging such acts by giving bribes in order to get their work done.
“People should not pay a penny if the officials do not issue receipts for the paid amount. Best practice is to pay online,” he appealed to the citizens. Bhyrappa added that 90 percent of the MCC workers and officials were honest and the name of the corporation cannot be tarnished for the acts of remaining 10 percent.
Commenting on the vacant posts in the civic body, Bhyrappa said that five posts for Assistant Commissioner were vacant since one year and the issue was brought to the notice of the government. “One post of DC Revenue, one post of Council Secretary and one post of Statistic Officer in Deaths and Birth section are vacant and we have communicated this to the government,” he said.