Views & Reviews
A View on DMC’s Initiative to Lease Out Toll Tax
In the spate of objection raised by various NGOs of Dimapur over the initiative of the Municipal Affairs department to lease out collection of DMC toll tax to private individuals, firms etc. in Dimapur from the month of October 2016, I as a concerned citizen would like to share my views on the issue.
Various NGOs have urged the department to reconsider its decision in the interest and welfare of its members as well as general consumers and public. NGOs have even threatened the department to enforce bandh. However are they (NGOs) aware of how much of the revenue collected by the DMC staff (toll collectors) are being duly submitted to the office. Why are the NGOs not reacting to the unauthorised collection carried out by various unions and associations?
Is it always necessary for the NGOs to raise objection over the decisions made by the government or departments concerned? Are NGOs
more important than the popular government elected by the people? Are the NGOs parallel to the state government?
Whatever decision taken by the Municipal Affairs department must have been arrived in the interest of the department and the general public at large. Therefore, the department should be given an opportunity to prove itself worthy of its decisions.