JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 22: A one-day workshop cum awareness program for Jammu Municipal Councillors regarding Finance and one time Amnesty Scheme was held today at council hall of Jammu Municipal Corporation.
The workshop, focusing on the basic understanding of the budget and its characteristics, was organised by JMC in Collaboration with Praja Foundation.
Speaking at the workshop, Mayor Chander Mohan Gupta said”We are fortunate enough to have this opportunity today and we must reap maximum benefits from this workshop as this is not a one day learning session but many such sessions will be organised in the coming months and the change would be visible and result oriented.”
Commissioner JMC, Rahul Yadav, in his welcome address, said that this workshop will be highly beneficial for everyone as by sharing the experiences of the Facilitators from Praja foundation, who had come with working experience from renowned and reputed organisations and Municipal Corporations across India, will help in empowering the Corporators and the officials to take development way forward and help in learning and exploring various initiatives in making Municipal Corporation sufficient in revenue generation.
On the occasion, an MoU was also signed and exchanged between Praja foundation and Commissioner JMC in presence of Mayor JMC.
The workshop reflected on the importance of budget and how its impact on the development of the city on a broader policy level.
The emphasis was laid on self sufficiency as how to make Municipal Corporation financially self-sufficient and also to know the sources of revenue generation including grants, devolution Capex etc and the proper expenditure and utilization of the resources.
Later, awareness regarding One Time Amnesty Scheme was also imparted to the participants in collaboration with PDD.
MD JPDCL, Shiv Anant Tayal appelaed the Councillors to aware the domestic consumers to take the benefit of the power Amnesty Scheme- 2022 to avail the waiver of 100 percent interest surcharge accumulated on outstanding bills ending March, 2022 and to avoid penalty and legal action, besides disconnection of power.
Giving details of Amnesty Scheme-2022, he said “100% Interest/Surcharge accumulated on outstanding bills ending March 2022 shall be waived off in favour of Domestic Consumers. The Principal Amount, after waiver of Interest up to March -2022, is to be deposited in a maximum of 12 monthly Installments by September-2023.”