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JMC Bosses dislikes transparency

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[ August 25, 2017 ] · JMC revealed unauthorized hoardings displayed across Jammu. · JKCM’s Grievance Cell registers a case · JMC unable to appreciate fundamentals of RTI Act. Noted RTI Activist Rajeshwar Singh on June 19, 2017 filed an RTI application with PIO, JMC, Jammu requesting to provide the copy of notices served under section 116, 119,384 and others of J&K Municipal Corporation Act of 2000 to those violators who have illegally and unauthorizdly displayed hoardings contrary to JMC Advertisement Policy of 2010. Asked information blocked by JMC with hidden motives and till day no reply provided to the activist, proves JMC is unable to appreciate fundamentals of J&K RTI Act 2009. In an earlier RTI application of the Activist, Secretary, JMC VIDE No. JMC/S/RTI/471 informed that 76 individuals/organizations have illegally displayed their hoardings (Advts) across Jammu city including the following J&K Bank, Jetking Coaching Classes, SP Smart, KC International and have categorically stated that no permission granted to Press Club Jammu to display advertisements in lieu of money charged over the roof top of their buildings. Intriguing to state when JMC is empowered to remove illegal/unauthorized hoardings erected/displayed in the areas falling under its jurisdiction, but in the instant case leniency shown by the JMC bosses is questionable and raises doubts about their integrity. It’s also alleged that in a, “ Crores of rupees advertisement scam, JMC is a party and that’s the reason neither the hoardings (Advts) nor their structures/frames till date removed from Press Club premises and across Jammu city.Money charged in lieu of unauthorized hoardings by Press Club and others is causing revenue losses to state of J&K. Its alleged that same money is shared between JMC Bosses who are patron of illegal hoardings, scams in connyiance with PCJ and Advertiser given contract by JMC. It’s worth mentioning here Section 8.2 of ibid stated policy states,” Any unauthorized and non confirming device installed at any location, property, vehicle, bridge, buildings etc shall be removed falling under jurisdiction of Commissioner JMC and no leniency shall be shown towards any violator or unauthorized device. Pertinent to mention here over fifteen organizations/individuals hoardings are simultaneously displayed by Press Club Jammu over the roof top of their building but shamelessly JMC have issued only three notices to the defaulters and this proves. This proves JMC Bosses are unable to act fearlessly and honestly and themselves allowing erosion of Advertisement Policy 2010. Yesterday JKCM’s Grievance Cell taking cognizance of the complaint have registered the complaint officially with the complaint No. 71430