Geyzing, Nov 8
The agriculture minister and area MLA Loknath Sharma today attended a meeting convened by Geyzing Municipal council (GMC) at the municipal office today. Various issues pertaining to the council were placed in the meeting and resolutions were passed.
The meeting was attended by D.C (west) Karma R. Bonpo, GMC’s chairman I.K Neupaney and the representatives of bazar community.
The issues related to GMC such as maintainance of sanitation in the town, waste management, subletting of licences and other important subjects wrre brought forth in the meeting. Various norms to be followed for proper waste management in the town were passed and fines to be charged against the defaulters were determined in the meeting. On the practice of subletting trade licenses, the house decided to take a necessary actions after proper verification process. Most of the stakeholders present in the meeting called for the immediate ban to be imposed against the practice of license subletting contending that such practice is illegal as per the government norms and against the interests of the local people. However it was decided in the meeting that the demand of the house regarding cancellation of sublet licences would be considered after concrete verification process to be conducted by GMC. The meeting further passed that legality of trade licenses would be verified to ensure the relevancy and facilities of online system for looking after the issues related to trade licenses would be brought into practice very soon.
I.K Neupaney in his brief address maintained that correct documentation and verifications while issuing the trade license is necessary. On sanitation of the town, Neupaney expressed that the collective effort of the people of the town and GMC would transform the face of the town. Keeping the town clean is responsibilities of each and everybody, he said. He also spoke about management of solid waste in an effective way in the town and provisions of strict rules to be framed for the defaulters who throw the waste recklessly.
Municipal Executive Officer (MEO) Bhoomika Pradhan in the meeting tabled the issues such as necessity of source segregation of dry and wet waste, collection of certain amount of tax for garbage management mission and by – laws to be framed against the people who violates the norms. The meeting paased the resolutions that the amount determined by GMC would be paid for solid waste management and the defaulters who violate the norms would be fined accordiny. Pradhan further informed that the revenue collected from the people would go for maintainance of sanitation in the town.
Bhoomika Pradhan further informed that comprehensive plastic ban in the town should be imposed to eradicate the hazards casued by plastics. usage of plastic items have been banned in the town since a month.
On provision and renewal of trade license Bhoomika Pradhan maintained that everything should be systemized and proper documentations and verifications should be done by GMC. She shared that GMC would take necessary step to sort out the issues pertaining to practice of subletting trade license in the town. She shared about various plans and mission of GMC for improving the conditions of Geyzing bazar.
Minister Loknath Sharma maintained that legality of issued trade licenses should be verified, illegal licenses should be cancelled and the norms for procuring licenses must be authenticated by GMC. “The concerned department will look after the trade license issue and will take the necessary actions”, he said.
He informed that as in Gangtok the online system for dealing with issues related to GMC would be initiated very soon. He exerted that collective effort is necessary to fight back the issues related to waste management and maintaining cleanliness in the town. “Geyzing bazar will be the cleanest town in the state if we work in unison to sort out the issues related to waste management”, he said.
Sharma termed the plastic ban in the town as a progressive step taken by GMC and called for effective imposition of plastic ban.
He shared that allotment of rooms at the government property around the town should be verified so that the government facilities reach to the needy.
Earlier, GMC installed 10 high resolutions CC cameras at different places of the town and planted flowering plants around the town. Minister Loknath Sharma inaugurated the television room at GMC connected to CC cameras functional around the town.
MEO Bhoomika Pradhan mentioned cameras would help to keep an eye on the people who throw the waste recklessly around the town. She added that the cameras would also help to monitor the people involved in inwanted activities.