GHMC Commr Asks Officials to Give Priority to Peoples’ Complaints

GHMC Commissioner Dr B Janardhan Reddy has directed the officials to give top priority to  complaints received from the people on various problems.

The  Commissioner conducted a review meeting with revenue, development, housing and town planning additional commissioners and engineering officials  here on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion,  the Commissioner said  the image of the GHMC depend upon  solving of the complaints lodged by the people. Central Finance Commission praised GHMC for offering best services to the people through e-office, DPMS system and tax collection through cashless transaction, he said. The commissioner directed the deputy commissioners and zonal commissioners to conduct review meeting with the sanitation workers to create awareness among them on using bio-metric system for the attendance as per Swatch Bharat Mission rules.

e suggested  to the officials to transform the city as a open defecation and urination free city before March 31,  as directed by the Municipal Minister KT Ramarao. The commissioner directed the deputy commissioners and zonal commissioners to set up She-Toilets under CSR along with business, commercial and corporate companies. He made it clear that the officials have to file cases and impose fines on the persons  who throw  wastage of building construction in open places, nalas and tanks. The commissioner informed that the department would introduce e-challan system similar to police department to impose fines on the persons violating  the rules. He suggested the officials to create informer system to get the information about the persons throwing building construction wastage in tanks and nalas. He said that there was a chance that the tenders will be finalised within three days for C&D Recycling Unit.

The commissioner made it clear that there would not be any interest exemption on assets tax this year and asked the officials to create awareness among the people to pay the tax in time. He suggested the people to pay the assets tax before March 31 to get an exemption from penalty of 24 percent interest. He suggested the zonal and deputy commissioners to meet the persons having huge amounts of tax arrears personally and make them to pay the taxes and the officials have to lodge protest to them in Gandhian path to the non-payers. He asked the officials to concentrate on tax collection as the Swatch Sarvekshan program was over. He asked the officials to set up special teams for the collection of the taxes in every circle. Already the GHMC collected Rs.800 crore through assets tax and the officials have set up daily targets to collect the remaining arrears. Additional commissioners Advaitha Kumar Singh, Kennedy, Ramakrishna Rao, Ravi Kiran, Bhaskara Chary, CCP Devender Reddy, Chief Engineer Suresh and zonal commissioners Harichandana, Srinivas Reddy, Raghuprasad, Shankaraiah, Gangadhar Reddy and others participated in the review meeting. (NSS)