The board meeting of Ranchi Municipal Corporation held on Wednesday after a gap of five months remained story where Mayor Asha Lakra accused municipal commissioner Mukesh Kumar for undermining autonomy and authority of RMC in the matter related to appointment of a tax collection agency.
Lakra questioned the way the state urban development department intervened in the internal matter of RMC through its subsidiary agency State Urban Development Agency (SUDA).
She said that in June the board of RMC had extended the contract period of Sparrow Softech Pvt Ltd for a period of three years to carry on tax collection. But the urban development department through SUDA floated a tender and selected a new company Shri Publication for tax collection. Municipal commissioner signed the agreement papers. Mayor said that the municipal commissioner did not inform the RMC board about selection of a new company. She termed it an interference in RMC. While the matter is sub-judice; ward councillors present during the meeting asked the mayor and municipal commissioner to sit together and decide their respective administration powers.
The board meeting broadly discussed the requirements of special cleanliness drive and proper sanitization in the wake of festival and.
It was decided that RMC will carry sanitization of 175 puja pandals in the city capital once a day. Besides, safai workers will be deployed in three shifts to continue door to door garbage collection and cleanliness. For Chhat festival, all ponds and lakes will be cleaned right after the Diwali festival.