Amendments to Municipal Legislation Give More Flexibility

first_img allow the municipal council to hold in-camera meetings for confidential intergovernmental matters clarify that council may make policies that require a special majority to decide a question during a council meeting allow infrastructure charges for new or expanded recreational, fire and library facilities in a subdivision by-law include a justice of the peace as an issuing authority for orders to enter a property make it optional for HRM to survey and prepare a description of property when considering to expropriate it harmonize provisions for regulating development near airports Changes to the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) Charter and the Municipal Government Act will give HRM more flexibility and discretion to make decisions. The six amendments were requested by the municipality to give it additional decision-making power, clarify provisions and correct inconsistencies in the legislation. “These amendments ensure legislation is clear and consistent,” said Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey. “The proposed changes to the HRM charter will ensure the municipality will have the flexibility it needs to govern and administer efficiently, effectively and it aligns with council’s long-term planning.” The proposed amendments will:last_img read more

Integrity of police officers personnel be monitored CP

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik in a crime review meeting told senior officers that integrity issues of police officers, personnel should be constantly monitored. The police chief also directed officers to keep a tab on beat staff.Police sources told Millennium Post that the police chief in the meeting on June 4 stated that all supervisory officers should seriously pay attention to this aspect. “Top cop told officers that integrity issues of police personnel, officers should be monitored and strict disciplinary action be initiated where complaints of connivance in organised crime or illegal activities come to notice,” police sources said. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkSources further revealed that staff should be clearly briefed that stern disciplinary action will be taken for acts of omission and commission. Further, CP said that district DCsP should closely monitor and ensure that the yardsticks for the posting of beat staff are strictly implemented. The meeting was held in Delhi Police headquarters. The top cop directed that the district DCsP should pay focussed attention for disposal of the cases, particularly rape and POCSO act cases and the pendency should be cleared on a regular basis. Special CsP (Law and Order) and Joint CsP (ranges) should also monitor it. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsAccording to Delhi Police, in 2018 the Delhi Police conducted 472 Vigilance Enquiries against police personnel. Out of 472 Vigilance Enquiries, allegations in 107 vigilance enquiries were proved against 272 police officials ( 5 ACsP, 62 Inspectors, 53 SIs, 53 ASIs, 45 HCs and 54 Constables and commensurate disciplinary action were initiated). According to the investigating agency, as many as 433 police personnel were placed under suspension for various commissions and omissions. “During the year, 318 police personnel (07 Insprs, 50 SIs, 45 ASIs, 52 HCs, 163 constables & 01 MTS) were awarded major punishments excluding 61 Dismissals. 1690 police personnel (82 Insprs, 364 SIs, 310 ASIs, 355 HCs 579 Constables) were awarded the minor punishment of Censure, revealed Delhi Police annual report of 2018 adding that during the year, 1238 such calls pertaining to allegations of harassment, inaction or corruption were attended to by the Flying Squad.last_img read more