Herald: Has the code of conduct thrown a spanner in the pre-monsoon works?

Has the code of conduct thrown a spanner in the pre-monsoon works?

15 Mar 2019 05:17am IST
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15 Mar 2019 05:17am IST

Urban local bodies and village panchayats are facing a problem as pre-monsoon works are usually tendered in the month of April and May but with the code of conduct in place, there is a worry that they will be unable to follow the procedure, which in turn would lead to delays in pre-monsoon works being carried out. It only takes one rainfall for the State to fall in disarray and Herald takes a look at how prepared Goa is for the forthcoming monsoon

The model code of conduct (MCC) is in force with the announcement of the elections to the Lok Sabha and by-polls to the three Assembly constituencies. However, will the MCC derail the pre-monsoon works across the state? 

With an eye on the monsoons, the local urban bodies and the panchayats are mandated to carry out the pre-monsoon works and the needs of every municipality and panchayat varies. 

The Director of Municipal Administration (DMA) Tariq Thomas earlier this week issued orders to the urban local bodies to ensure enforcement of the model code of conduct in view of the Lok Sabha elections.

While, most of the Municipal Councils and panchayats have been prepared to tackle the situation with prior planning and financial provisions, some of them with lesser budgetary provisions and lack of pre-planning are at the receiving end and will have to seek special permissions to carry out the works. 
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