Singing of National Anthem mandatory for GMC employees
In a move to woo the ruling BJP government, the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has passed a proposal making singing of National Anthem compulsory in GMC offices starting from Monday.
The proposal was raised in the Mayor-in-council meeting and was passed after discussing it the proposal at length, the council passed the proposal.
The singing of National Anthem has been made compulsory in all the offices of the six zones of the corporation before start of work every da
According to a source, the outdoor staff and workers engaged in field work, however, have been exempted due to their nature of work.
The practice would start from the GMC Commissioner’s office at Panbazar. Other offices would also have to upload their videos of the staff singing the National Anthem before start of work. Also, ahead of all meetings of the Corporation, meetings of Mayor-in-council and general body, the staff and councillors would sing the Anthem, the source said.
Initially, some musical assistance would also be arranged to help employees to sing the Anthem correctly.
The source said that GMC is inspired by Jaipur Municipal Corporation which recently started the practise.
Backing the move Guwahati Municipal Employees Union general secretary Chandan Sharma said, “The practise will help all the employees to live united and the union fully supports the decision.”
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