Fatehgarh Sahib, December 04, 2018: Though district headquarter Municipal Council Sirhind-Fatehgarh Sahib got four fire tenders with the efforts of MLA Kuljit Singh Nagra, but it sans staff as there are only 15 firemen including drivers for four fire tenders, whereas 48 are required.
Ashok Patharia, Executive Officer told that the Municipal Council Sirhind-Fatehgarh Sahib has four fire tenders, but they are short of staff. He said the staff is supposed to work for eight hours only but being district headquarter there are frequent visits and movement of VIPs, so one fire tender is being put on duty regularly for hours. He said to face any eventuality at any time, the driver and fire fighting staff is supposed to be ready 24 hours, but the council doesn’t have required staff, if any eventuality occurred they will be held responsible. He said he can’t force the staff to work round the clock.
He said they have written to Secretary and Director Local Govt. to allow them for out sourcing the staff, so that any type of risk may be covered.
Meanwhile the councilors have also demanded to recruit the fire staff on contract basis to save the life and property of the people.