Pimpri, 24th January 2024: The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) faces persistent challenges on the second day of its survey aimed at assessing the economic and social status of the Maratha, Maratha-Kunbi, and Kunbi-Maratha communities.
Technical glitches, including server downtime and login issues, have hampered the progress of the survey. Adding to the complications, notices have been issued to 130 employees who took leave for survey work, with a strict warning of suspension if they do not report back within 24 hours.
The Taxation and Tax Collection Department initiated a house survey across 17 zones, focusing on gathering comprehensive information about families belonging to the Maratha, Maratha-Kunbi, and Kunbi-Maratha communities. The survey involves answering 182 short-choice questions, to survey 50 houses per day per worker. Each employee is expected to visit 400 houses within a seven-day timeframe, and a total of 2,000 employees are slated to cover 615,000 houses. Supervisors have been appointed to oversee the work of 15 employees.
Despite meticulous planning, technical difficulties have marred the survey for the second consecutive day. Some options within the mobile app used for data collection are not functioning correctly, potentially compromising the efficacy of the survey.
In parallel, workforce-related issues have arisen, with 130 enumerators taking leave without completing their assigned survey work. The PCMC has responded by issuing show cause notices to these absent employees, warning of suspension if they fail to return to work within the next 24 hours.
PCMC Assistant Commissioner and Assistant Zonal Officer, Avinash Shinde, expressed concern over the disruptions and emphasized the importance of the survey in understanding the economic and social conditions of the designated communities. Shinde warned of suspension actions against absentee employees, underscoring the urgency of addressing the workforce challenges to ensure the survey’s success.