Patna Municipal Corporation news: 500 toilets and more!

Patna Municipal Corporation news: 500 toilets and more!

Patna: All Patna Municipal Corporation workers will get the benefits of the seventh pay commission, as well as IDs equipped with a GPS tracker!

The proposal of providing identity cards equipped with global positioning (GPS) tracker to PMC workers and of extending benefits of seventh pay commission to all corporation workers also got approved at yesterday’s (June 26) PMC standing Committee meeting.

“The identity card with GPS tracker will help us monitor our labourers’ movement. Many a time, labourers don’t report to work,” said PMC standing committee member Indradeep Kumar Chandravanshi.

The PMC vehicles would also be installed with GPS trackers

Among other approved decisions was giving of khadi uniforms to PMC workers to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Here’s a quick breakup of news that you could use:

Organised slum plan

The standing committee also approved a decision to construct multi-storey buildings on about 15 acres of Lohanipur and Sandalpur area in Ambedkar Colony to accommodate slum dwellers and achieve ‘organised slum’ status.

500 modular toilets in Patna

Tata steel may gift Patna 500 modular toilets as part of its Corporate Social responsibility programme.

The PMC standing committee gave a nod to the Tata Steel’s proposal of creating 500 modular toilets in Patna as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR). Tata Steel gave proposed to build 500 modular toilets within 30 days of the proposal being approved.

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Trick question? Corporate Social responsibility is fine, but who will be taking on the responsibility for cleaning and maintaining these 500 modular toilets?

Lease holders to become sole owners?

An interesting proposal floated by the Patna municipal Corporation yesterday (June 26) may allow owners of leasehold residential properties become  sole owners if they pay  25 per cent of the current price of property.

The standing committee of Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) has  approved the proposal, which can potentially  convert all leasehold properties of Patna Regional Development Authority (PRDA) into freehold property. Mayor Sita Sahu said the decision will help PMC earn around Rs 500 crore in revenue. The decision will be sent to PMC’s board for final approval.

“The decision assumes significance because all leasehold properties owners, including flat owners, will now have to pay 25 per cent of the current property rate. This will add to the corporation’s revenue,” said Sahu. Of course, this may also mean that the PMC is divesting itself of prime properties for quick gains!

On line building map approval

The PMC standing committee approved the proposal for creating a website for online approval of building maps. “This will end the ordeal of residents who have to visit the PMC office multiple times. Residents will now be able to get their building plan approved within seven days of uploading their application if the request is genuine,” Sahu said.

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De-silting work audit

PMC will get an audit done of de-silting work carried out this year. Auditors will be hired by the corporation to check de-silting work carried out at a cost of Rs 7.5 crore,” mayor Sahu said.

Standing committee members also approved the proposal to hire urban planners for the corporation while also giving a nod to the proposal of installing global positioning system in PMC’s vehicles. Also approved was a decision to get wall paintings done on roadside areas.

The proposal to create commercial complex on around one acres in front of Khetan market and another in Machhua Toli was also approved.

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