After Holding Tax Success, BMC Engages Transgenders In Parking Fee Collection

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Bhubaneswar: Members of Swikruti, a transgender self-help group, will now be engaged in collecting parking fees in the state Capital.

BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary assigned the new responsibility to transgenders at a special function here on Thursday in presence of other officials of the civic body.

They have been allotted two major parking lots in the city for collection of fees. The area between Raj Mahal Square and Master Canteen Square and from Master Canteen to Shriya Square.

For easy identification by the commuters, the transgenders will donning a special apron and holding a bag.

The duty has been assigned to transgenders on a experimental basis for two months, said BMC Deputy Commissioner Shrimanta Mishra. Monthly fees for the first parking lot is 2.23 lakh while the fees has been fixed at Rs 1.46 lakh for the second one. Organisations that have been allotted with the parking lots will pay the money to BMC after completion of one month.

Swikruti has submitted a security deposit of R 7,380  for the new assignment. 
Last year , the BMC had engaged the members of the Third Gender in collection of holding tax and trade licence fee from defaulters. They had proved their capability by collecting hefty amounts in a short period of time.
In Sundargarh district, they have been assigned COVID-19 duties such as data operators.

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