F&CC’s tit for tat: ‘Charge UT Admn for services’

The F&CC members stated that just like the administration charged a fee for any services provided to the MC, the civic body should do the same when the Administration asked for its services

The Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) of the Municipal Corporation on Tuesday decided that the civic body will not release any sanitation worker for cultural events organised by the UT Administration. It was also decided that a fee will be charged in advance for barricading the surroundings the venue of the events.

The meeting was held under the chairpersonship of Mayor Raj Bala Malik, and was attended by the Municipal Commissioner Vivek Pratap Singh and other members. The members stated that just like the administration charged a fee for any service provided to the MC, the civic body should do the same when the Administration asked for its services.

Councillor Pardeep Chhabra stated that the Administration was not releasing the grant-in-aid and the MC was being forced to dig into its fixed deposits. He added that the Administration charged the civic body for all activities, so the MC should do the same.

It was stated that the sanitation workers would not be spared for events organised by the Administration, as the cleanliness of the rest of the city suffered. The councillors stated that the Administration could float tenders and hire sanitation workers for events like crafts mela and carnival.

The action taken report of the agenda items that were approved by the F&CC throughout the year was presented at the meeting. The officials were questioned why modern laundry marts were not being constructed despite it being approved. As per the proposal, the dhobi ghats in different sectors were to be modernised.

The rent to book neighbourhood parks for any function or event has been fixed as Rs 1,000. Cleanliness of the parks will be maintained by area sanitary inspectors on payment basis. The committee accorded approval to signing of the memorandum of understanding to hand over underground parking lots to traders in Sector 17.

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