Mangalore Catholic Sabha agitates: memorandum on Civic (lack of) amenities, given to Mayor at MCC.

4:58 PM, Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Mangalore: The Kulshekhar unit of Mangalore Catholic Sabha submitted a Memorandum of civic demands to MCC Mayor Rajani Dugganna and city commissioner Dr. Vijay Prakash on Aug 27, Friday. Sabha chief Ms. Maria Pinto, Secretary Pauline D Souza and members were in the delegation that met the dignitaries to press for favourable response to common people’s civic problems.
The memorandum referred to many mistakes in the working of MCC, such as charging 2% interest for taxes paid promptly in the allotted period and not outside it, and to change the rules of making tax-payers stand in line to make an entry in MCC register, paying Rs 25 for it, MCC taking responsibility for breakdown of water meters after giving water supply connection and so on.
The letter pointed out that consumers cannot be bound to undertake repairs to MCC water meters or pipes, if they are broken.
It was pointed out that private meter readers do not do their job well in reading meters and charging bills, and this should be done by MCC employees. The repairs to faulty meters also should be undertaken by MCC staff.
The MCC should have a separate counter for receiving water bill payments by users. The banks should accept such bills for payment through bank accounts. ECS method should be adopted to settle pending bills, the latter said.
Roads should be repaired and renovated before monsoon, and road cutting should be done by paying fees before the rainy season. A definite time-frame should be given to do all acts in house-building, for water, drainage, licence to build, house number and other rules observed well, for house under construction all over the city.
The engineers should attend to the supervision of various works undertaken in MCC limits, the memorandum urged.

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