BMC ropes in SHGs, Mahila Mahasanghas for empowerment


Bhubaneswar: As the front line ULB of the state, the capital city has roped in SHGs and Mahila Mahasanghas in vital activities of the corporation.

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation is moving beyond the stereotypes by adopting inclusive principles in its important activities. A meeting on this score was attended today by the Additional Commissioner Suratha Chandra Mallick.

The meeting was aimed at orienting selected SHGs and Mahila mahasangha members for operating POS(point of sale)machines as they will be field placed to collect holding tax and trade license fees from selected 20 wards.

It is relevant to mention that a decision was taken to involve SHG and Mahila Mahasanghas affiliated to BMC in raising revenue for BMC there by promoting self financial status. As per the decided norm SHG having minimum three matriculate members and average savings account balance of Rs. 50, 000/- were eligible to apply. There could be 20 groups selected one from each ward.

These selected groups attended the training on POS. In the programme the objective was shared by Deputy Commissioner, revenue Srimanta Mishra . He shared about the total process of selection and  activities to be undertaken and responsibilities to be delivered.

IT Experts of BMC had trained the 60 members present in the hall where BMC provided POS machine to each group.

Once the group members will be set into the field situated in twenty wards (name and ward attached), BMC will give incentive as per norms i.e for collection upto 40 lakhs 1%, 40 to 60 lakhs 1.5% and beyond 60 lakhs 2% incentive.

This novel step will prove to be the inclusive strategy, empowerment and financial capacity development of SHGs , Additional commissioner Suratha Chandra Mallick said.

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