Corruption in Municipalities - Inputs Needed
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To get a new water connection first a sizable amount is collected either directly by the councilor or his deputy-plumber.No receipts are given .One is asked to collect the Book or receipt later from the office directly.Normally the official RECEIPT IS FOR A VERY SMALL AMOUNT.Then starts the monthly unofficial collections by the water man .He controls the flow depending upon the collections. Even the supervisory officials have no control over him. Next the Tax assessment for the newly built houses/buildings. The fact that two Deputy Municipal commissioners were caught redhanded while accepting bribe through middlemen, by DVAC ,TN POLICE at Coimbatore only show that the officials collect bribes shamlessly all the time and there is no departmental control over their activities .Corruption is everywhere like garbage in all activities of local administrations. more
25 fives ago, members of our society appealed to the Commissioner and town planning department to lower the road, else, the society would be flooded, but, as the society did not listen to the motivation attitude of the officials, made the society to suffer. If the structure weakens due to flooding, the TMC, corporation will be held responsible. All corporators could only make tall promises during election and there after, they are not concerned about the promises made by them. more