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NMC to monitor sanitation workers via GPS-enabled watches, to compute their ‘active hours’
Nagpur Municipal Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe took to twitter to publicise the use of technology to improve governance in Nagpur. He uploaded a minute-long video, in which he explained how the sanitation workers in the city have been made to wear GPS-enabled watches to live-track their movements for increasing their efficiency and for better utilisation of resources.
The tweet read, Technology & Governance. Effective use of technology can improve Governance if used effectively leading to efficiency and better utilisation of resources. The development & civic issues can be addressed swiftly if public interest & Governance takes centre stage with IT as enabler (sic).
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The officials from their workplace can now monitor the activity of workers on the streets through the GPS watches. Not just their locations, but also their active-hours can be traced by the GPS system. NMC not only made wearing these watches compulsory, but has also begun cutting salaries of workers or even suspending staff for working for lesser hours.
However, some sanitation workers have opposed this micro-level surveillance? by terming it as a breach of privacy and dignity. As reported by TheWire, a worker named Sita Salvi said, I live over five km from Sitabuldi, the area where I work. Earlier, I would use public transport. But since the lockdown, I have been walking all the way to work. And what is worse? If I end up reaching work even a few minutes late, the GPS tracker marks me late and I lose out on my salary.
49-yr-old man dies while playing badminton in Nagpur
A 49-year-old man in Nagpur died while playing badminton in Pachpaoli area on Monday morning at around 6:45 am. The deceased, identified as Gunnu Dharma Lohara, was a resident of Yadav Nagar who was playing badminton with his friend.
He was rushed to Central Railway Hospital in an unconscious state and was declared dead by the doctors there.
Glimpse of beautification work ahead of G20 Summit in Nagpur…
The beautification work of Nagpur ahead of the G20 Summit in the city on March 20 and 21 has been afoot. Take a closer look at the same above…
G20 Summit is the premier forum for international economic cooperation that plays an important role in shaping and strengthening global architecture and governance on all major international economic issues. India holds the Presidency of the G20 from 1 December 2022 to 30 November 2023.
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Nagpur declared ‘no drone zone’ on March 20, 21
Ahead of G20 meet in Nagpur, Assistant Commissioner of Police Ashwati Dorje, on Wednesday, said the city has been declared ‘No Drone Zone’ on March 20, 21. The development came in as a security measure for the large number of foreign delegates that will be in the city for the summit.
Any aerial objects including use of parachutes have also been banned.
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