Sheikh Imran, Deputy Mayor Says Corruption Deeply Rooted In SMC

Srinagar, Dec 5: Deputy Mayor, Srinagar, Sheikh Imran  said that corruption is deeply rooted in the offices of Srinagar Municipal Corporation adding that there is lot of corruption inside our offices. From getting birth to death certificates people are suffering and pay bribe to get their work done.

He said that I want to see change on the ground, not on papers. Media has to highlight the issues and become the mediator between people and the government.

Deputy Mayor said Srinagar is at the final stage of destruction and needs an immediate solution. He said he wants to take out the city out from the royal mess and vested politics.

He said that the officers of the government departments have to come out and take the people on board before taking any decision.

He said for the ease of public, building permissions, birth and death certificates and Permanent Resident Certificates (PRC) will be issued at the ward level.

He said that Sanitation fee of 25 rupees will be charged through PDD bills in future, and for that, we have requested the Chief Engineer PDD for guidance.

Referring to the polythene ban, Imran said polythene will be banned in the city and SMC will provide alternatives for that.

He added that in next 15 days we have a council meet and after that we will come up with a plan to curb the use of polythene bags.

Over advertisement hoardings and functioning of mobile towers in the city, he said SMC will now take monthly bills from them and spend that money for the welfare of people.



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