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MC files complaints against 25 for failing to pay fine

A maximum punishment of 6-month imprisonment is prescribed.

The Municipal Corporation on Tuesday filed complaints against 25 offenders,who failed to pay the fine by compounding their challans in the office of Medical Officer of Health within the stipulated period,in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate. Notices have been issued to the offenders by the court.

The complaints have been filed under Section 400 of the Punjab Municipal Corporation Act,1976,as extended to the UT Administration. A maximum punishment of 6-month imprisonment is prescribed.

According to the sanitation bylaws,it is the responsibility of all the residents to ensure that their garbage is deposited in the bins and nowhere else. Even if the residents have employed someone to dispose off the garbage or construction waste,it is the responsibility of the residents to ensure that it is deposited at the proper place. Depositing garbage outside bins is an offence. Putting construction waste and horticulture waste in the bins is also not allowed.

The MC has issued a warning that the government institutions that did not deposit garbage at proper places should do so and it is the responsibility of the head of the institution to ensure the same. The civic body will strictly deal with such offenders by covering the entire city in phases by deploying officers to cover a particular section of the city and challan the offenders.

The sanitation committee of the MC has recommended hiring of 10 additional sanitary inspectors,so that those throwing garbage at unauthorised places at night can also be challaned.

Civic body moots proposal to telecast House meetings live on YouTube

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Chandigarh: The Municipal Corporation has mooted a proposal for telecasting the meeting of the General House live on YouTube. The meeting is scheduled for February 28. The budget of the civic body and a debate on house tax are some of the important issues slated to be discussed. Mayor Subhash Chawla stated that an agency has been roped in for the purpose. “The budget meeting will be telecast live,allowing people across the world to be able to view the proceedings. The agency is not charging us anything for this,” Chawla said. Presently,the meetings of the MC are recorded,but are not telecast anywhere. The meetings generally witness a lot of ruckus over several issues. The city residents will now be able to watch their representatives live in action.