To meet revenue targets, MC to work on weekends

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Jan 16, 2015 23:05 IST

Employees of several revenue earning departments with the Amritsar municipal corporation will now have to work even on weekends to make up for the shortfall in their targeted revenue collections.

Municipal commissioner Pradeep Sabharwal reviewed the performance of various revenue earning departments of the Amritsar MC on Friday, and finding shortfall of revenue collection in several departments, asked employees to work even on weekends till they are able to fulfil their targets. Those unable to complete their targets could also face suspension.

In some case like the Water Supply department, only Rs 11 crore have been collected in this fiscal so far, against the target of rs 22 crore.The estate office of the MC is also short of its target of Rs 3 crore by Rs 50 lakh. The licensing department has a shortfall of Rs 7 lakh from its target of rs 2 crore. The town planning department is also substantially short of its target of Rs 9 crore, having earned just Rs 4 crore.

"These departments are lagging behind in making recoveries and have been issued strict instructions to get their act together and concentrate on attaining their targets before the end of the financial year," he said.

"Those who fail to fulfill their set targets shall be punished by being placed under suspension," Sabharwal added.

MC officials added that the performance of the house tax department, which has failed to attain its annual targets in the past, is yet to be reviewed.

He added that strict instructions were also issued to the officials of the building department to deal with the illegal buildings in the city.

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