Karkala: Mis-use of money through erratic tender; Members’ express fierce anger against CMC’s style of administration

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Karkala; Dec 01: Though municipal laborers are available for the cleanliness of the city’s Indira Gandhi commercial complex, the members of the municipality expressed their intense opposition against the congress-led administration for inviting tenders of Rs 5.76 lac per annum for the said purpose.

In the ordinary meeting held on Nov 30,Saturday under the presidentship of Rehamat,CMC president in municipality auditorium, members of ruling and opposition party expressed their fierce opposition for inviting tenders from the contractors for the cleanliness of commercial complex by spending Rs 5.76 lac per annum.


According to them, when the municipal laborers are available for the purpose, poling separately rupees forty eight thousand per month just for cleanliness is impossible, they said.

In the wake of fierce opposition from the members, CMC’s chief administrator Mabel D’Souza suspended the agenda.

Besides,Ashfaque Ahmad,CMC member alleged that due to mis-use of internet during holidays, municipality has incurred  a loss of rupees forty one thousand and this amount should be recovered  from the salaries of office’s PGRs.


Chief executive officer of the office has told that the service of the five municipal laborers, who have been appointed on contract basis will be cancelled but those five labourers under the leadership of Sanjeeva, a dalit leader arrived into the ordinary meeting and appealed not to terminate their contract. It was decided in the meeting not to terminate their service but to continue as contract laborers.

It was given an opportunity to collect toll from the raw fish and vegetable sellers in Indira Gandhi commercial complex. Opposition leader Prakash Rao alleged that though it was clearly mentioned in the tender not to collect toll from the traders who are sitting outside Indira Gandhi complex except on Saturday and during other festival days, collectors are still collecting toll from them by violating the laws. Responding to this question, Mabel D’Souza, chief executive said that as contractors are incurring a monthly loss of rupees twenty five thousand, it was decided to collect the amount after obtaining due permission from the president, he said.

CMC member Naveen Devadiga said in the meeting that some un-used old iron and other items, which were lying in the premise of CMC, have been sold without bringing into the CMC notice but what about the money received through this trade, ? he questioned.

Mohammed sherief has said in his address that the problem of shifting of present bus stand and widening of roads should be solved immediately.

CMC vice-president Shashikala, standing committee president Vinnybold Mendonca were present.

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