Gurgaon: MCG invites RWAs to take over upkeep of community centres
MCG officials said move aimed making the residents more responsible for the upkeep of community centresgurgaon Updated: May 19, 2017 23:56 IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram has decided to transfer control of community centres under its purview to Resident Welfare Associations or local associations for maintenance.
MCG officials said that the move was aimed at increasing the involvement of residents in taking responsibility of the upkeep of local amenities and to ensure that they were self-sustained. Officials added that they will be giving financial backing to the RWAs for covering the maintenance charges.
As per officials, the transfer process will commence from July 1 and RWAs of respective areas will need to approach the MCG and sign a Memorandum of Agreement to accept responsibility.
Officials added that apart from RWAs, registered associations of local residents can also approach the MCG for taking over maintenance of community centres in villages.
Officials added that as per the agreement, a sum of Rs 25,000 financial assistance will be given to the respective RWA or registered associations on a monthly basis towards electricity, security and sanitation expenses.
Officials added that payments made on MCG’s official website www.mcg.gov.in for making reservations in community centers will also be transferred to the respective RWA or registered associations.
“If a RWA or registered association is found to be misusing the community centre for any purpose other than those listed under the Memorandum of Agreement then, the maintenance responsibility will be withdrawn immediately,” SS Rohilla, spokesperson of MCG said.
RWA representatives welcomed the move and said they were eager to take over the onus of maintaining their respective community center’s maintenance.
“We have submitted an application for taking over the maintenance of our community center to the MCG and are awaiting their response. This move has been long awaited and will help both the MCG and RWA. The MCG’s stretched workforce will get relief while the local RWAs can upkeep the services closely,” Rajkumar Yadav, President of sector 46 RWA said.