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GMC leases out garbage collection job to 56 NGOs

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Sep 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Sept 5: With the logjam on collection of garbage door-to-door involving the GMC and a section of NGOs entrusted with the job broken by the Gauhati High Court by giving its verdict in favour of GMC, the civic body is at work on a war footing to clear the accumulated garbage.

The civic had given give the contract for collection of garbage to as many as 31 NGOs in as many wards whose term expired in June this year. However, the civic body extended the term by two months i.e. up to August this year, and on August 18 GMC issued tenders for fresh contract. However, 17 of the 31 NGOs moved the Gauhati High Court with a case seeking more extension. Ten of the 17 NGOs dissociated themselves from the case.

The High Court heard the case for the first time on August 30 this year, and asked the civic body not to go ahead with the tender process till the fil verdict from the court. There was another hearing on September 1 this year, and the fil hearing was on September 4 this year. The verdict came in favour of the civic body and that set the tender process in. The GMC selected 56 NGOs for the collection of garbage in the city this time around. There was a special garbage collection drive today so as to clear the garbage that was not cleared over the past few days. The collection of garbage will be restored regularly within three or four days in the city.

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