STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Considering the demand of Corporators, Jammu Municipal Corporation continued its General House Meeting on the second consecutive day here on Thursday. Various issues related to corporators were discussed and resolutions were passed in the meeting. The meeting also witnessed uproar in the House due to shortage of development funds. Several Congress and Independent Corporators resented against Corporation for not allotting adequate funds for carrying out development works. They asserted that due to lackadaisical attitude of JMC they are not being able to carry out the necessary development works. They alleged that on one side the JMC is spending crores of rupees on VVIPs’ tours in the State but on the other denying funds to meet the demands of people of Jammu city. One of the Congress Corporators, criticised the statement of Mayor JMC for granting Rs 1 crore to every ward of JMC while he alleged that only Rs 10 lakh has been provided for the development work. Two-time Congress Corporator, Rajni Bala said that the Committee constituted for Housing for All Scheme has not been working properly. She asked the Mayor to provide forms of the aforesaid scheme so that the genuine and needy people can be benefitted. Corporator Rajinder Singh Jamwal said that in the last General House Meeting, the Mayor had assured the Corporators that they can accomplish development work upto Rs 1 lakh departmentally. “But after execution of development works upto Rs 1 lakh departmentally, the Corporation is not clearing the payments”, he alleged. He also raised the issue of non-availability of Safaikaramcharis in the ward. He said that most of wards of Jammu city are facing sanitation problem as the Safaikaramcharis avail leaves randomly. He said that the biometric attendance system installed in his ward is non-functional and despite raising the issue, it has not been repaired. He also alleged that the parking pass has not been issued despite the assurance of Mayor.
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