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Utility bill for Municipal Services

I was surprised to see amount of the bill for this month yesterday. The amount was RS. 953. I thought we probably had already paid the previous month bill as we never skip so how could this much amount as it was around 450/month in our case. When I inquired dad he told me that we did try to pay the bill previous month but the bank officials refused to collect it. Interestingly instead of simply adding the two bills they had also included the FINE (40 odd rupees) for late payment for previous bill though it’s not our fault at all.

This bill stated that Jan-Mar were the months when they issued their first CDGK bill. I personally think it’s a good initiative by Mustafa Kamal Bhai. His point was since maintenance of development initiatives requires money and it’s a good idea if city generate its own revenue for this purpose. He had assured media recently that there will be a committee formed to see the affair in most NEUTRAL and honest manner for this tax and that it’s utilized properly.

I suggest CDGK needs to take into account such issue (like one I mentioned in first para) to improve its credibility. Furthermore the media is more alert than ever to pick smallest of an issue related to general public and I guess such a minor mistake should not undermine the good work done by CDGK.
Talking to a friend about this tax who was not willing to pay this tax, I was thinking how CDGK will ensure that every citizen pay their dues on time.


Posted by on May 26, 2009.


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