SMC adheres to guidelines, financial norms: Commissioner


Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), Gazanfar Ali today said that the efforts are being made to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in Srinagar and in this process the Corporation is adhering to all guidelines and financial norms prescribed by the relevant law.

The Commissioner made these remarks in reference to certain baseless, unverified and motivated allegations by a certain individual against SMC.

He said that the figures quoted on some social media platform by a particular individual are grossly exaggerated with isolated bits of information, intentionally used out of context to mislead the general public.

“SMC stands by the ideals of transparency and accountability and is, therefore, taking a legal recourse – both in the routine course of civil and criminal law and is also filing an official complaint with the Chairman District Disaster Management Authority, in view of multiple attempts by the individual, to impede the initiatives being undertaken by the Corporation to prevent the spread of Novel Corona Virus in Srinagar,” Commissioner said.

He added that the Corporation’s legal cell is also initiating legal action against the media outlets & publications- both online and print which have published such baseless allegations and figures without verification.

According to the Health Officer, SMC, Dr Qazi Javaid, Corporation is using the premium and un-adulterated chemicals, approved by the competent authorities, to fight the spread of Coronavirus.

Delegated Committee constituted for this process has authorized procurement and usage of these chemicals after following all the established guidelines, he said.


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