NMC contractors agressive over pending bills

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Oct 2018 09:58:08


Staff Reporter,

NMC contractors and welfare association recently demonstrated against the administration under the leadership of Vijay Nayudu, President. He alleged that administration did not release their payments since March. They met office-bearers but received only empty assurances

Angry contractors of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) gheraoed Mayor Nanda Jichkar for releasing their pending bills of developmental works on Wednesday. Mayor assured them to take a positive step to release their bills due from March-April 2018.

The contractors demonstrated against administration for payment of their pending bills at administrative building on Wednesday. The contractors will continue their agitation till they receive payment by the civic body. Abha Bijju Pande, senior corporator, Raman Paigwar, Congress leader, Amar Nagpal and others also supported their demands.

Ravindra Thakre, Additional Commissioner and Sanjay Bangale, Chairman of Project Committee requested contractors to call-off their agitation as they will get payment within 15 days. However, contractors refused to honour their request and stated that they would continue their strike.

Virendra Kukreja, Standing Committee Chief while replying to questions of mediapersons said, “ I have directed Administration to release their payments till March and April- 2018. Recently, we have receive Rs 19 crore against Stamps Duty Collection from the State Government.” He said, we have requested Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari to give a special grant of Rs 325 crore and also enhance Goods and Services Tax (GST) upto Rs 90 crore. Both the leaders were positive, he added.

Meanwhile, Nagpur Municipal Corporation contractors and welfare association demonstrated against the administration under leadership of Vijay Nayudu, President. He alleged that administration did not release their payments since March. They met office bearers but only received an empty assurance.

The Chief Accounts and Finance Officer has piles of files of pending bills. The administration is giving only assurances. The contractors alleged that administration has placed several hurdles in clearing the files paving way for corruption. Contractors Prashant Thakre, Sanjeev Choube, Sunil Sharma, Chhotu Baghel, Rahul Kewalramani, Dilip Sonkusare, Vinod Astikar, Kailash Suryavanshi, Praveen Raut, Dilip Madhwani, Sunil Raghumal, Kamalshankar Yadav, and others were present.