Muzaffarpur, Dec. 7: A private agency has been given the permission to collect fees from different institutions falling under the town municipality, for keeping the place clean.
Muzaffarpur Municipal Corporation has approved a proposal of Nidan, a private agency involved in clearing garbage, to collect fees or wages from different commercial and residential complexes for its work.
Earlier this year, the civic body had roped in the private agency to carry out civic services across the town.
The board of the municipal corporation, after a long meeting with the civic body officials, has issued necessary directives to the government offices, banking institutions, educational and business centres and houses under the corporation area to cough up a token money as a fee or wage for the services rendered by Nidan.
The project manager of Nidan, Pramod Kumar, had requested the board of corporation to allow his employees to collect wages in lieu of their services.
Pramod told The Telegraph: “Nidan had signed an agreement with the municipal corporation early in 2011, which allows the private agency to collect the wages for its services.”
The corporation had also asked Nidan to introduce door-to-door collection and disposal of garbage.
Pramod said employees of Nidan have already started collecting Rs 15 from every house for facilitating the services of collecting door-to-door garbage.
The private civic agency has also requested the elected representatives of the ward of the corporation to lend a helping hand in realising their fees from each house falling in the corporation area.
It has asked the corporation officials to issue directives to the elected ward members of the corporation in this regard.
The board of the municipal corporation has also constituted a committee to suggest the fee structure to collect money from government offices, hospitals, education departments, banking institutions, cinema halls, and restaurants, business marts, markets and shops. Deputy mayor Mohammad Nisaruddin said the fees would be between Rs 75 and Rs 1,000.