TIRUCHY: The municipality’s newly elected councilors on Thursday elected the member of the nominating committee and the chairs of the standing committees of accounts, public health, education and works. The election of the heads of the tax and finance and town planning committees did not take place as official sources said the councilors had not submitted nominations in the prescribed format.
The Nominating Committee Member meeting held in the morning elected Councilor KS Nagarajan to the position. In another meeting held in the afternoon, councilors elected V Leela (Accounts Committee), O Neelmeham (Public Health Committee), V Porkodi (Education Committee) and S Kavitha (Committee company) as presidents.
Official sources said that the elections for the tax and finance committee and the planning committees did not take place because the election official did not receive a nomination in the prescribed format. A committee must consist of nine members, five of whom must be women. But advisers were unable to come up with such a list for the aforementioned committees, they added.
Residents urged councilors to now focus on addressing various civic issues and to hold regular meetings with residents’ associations in their neighborhoods.
“They should take steps to start resurfacing the roads where the Company has completed underground drainage works. In the remaining areas, they should ensure that the contractors do not leave the roads in an unsafe manner,” K Gunashekaran said. from Woraiyur.
“Nowadays, most of the streets in the city have various residents’ associations. Councilors should hold monthly meetings with these associations. Such interaction would help residents raise various issues affecting their neighborhood,” said Shahul Hammed of Fathima Nagar.
Meanwhile, the nominating committee member and chairmen of six standing committees of the Thanjavur Corporation were elected unopposed on Thursday. The election of the nominating committee member on Thursday morning saw Gajalakshmi of Ward 26 win unopposed as she was the only person to apply for the post.
In the afternoon, Ward 12 Councillor, C Venkatesh, was elected chairman of the Accounts Committee unopposed. The persons elected as chairs of other committees are: A Stella Nesamani (public health), T Santhanakrishnan (education), V Sathya (taxation and finance), KS Sulthan Jailani (town planning) and S Senthamizh Selvan (works).