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Garbage Collection: Massive irregularities by Global Waste Management Company unearthed 


UMC paid Rs 45 lakh to firm for work worth; Rs 4 lakh in November last year

Ujjain: The grave irregularities practiced by Global Waste Management Company in collection of garbage in the city have been exposed. The firm has committed fraud with Ujjain Municipal Corporation (UMC) by charging more than the work done. UMC pays Rs 1451 per ton on the garbage collection. However, UMC has paid to the firm for lifting soil instead of garbage.

Leader of Opposition Rajendra Vasishtha and Congress corporators raised this issue in front of commissioner of municipal corporation (CMC) Ashish Singh filing a complaint, on Tuesday. It was told that Global was paid for lifting 300 ton garbage every day. The issue was raised in the house that UMC was paying to the firm not for the garbage, but for the soil. On taking cognizance of the issue, CMC ordered to make payment for 200 ton per day. UMC has also hiked the payment by 10 per cent per ton on the fixed rate of Rs 1451 per ton. This was also found contrary to the agreement. In the letter to the CMC, it was mentioned that UMC has made a payment of large amount to the firm and on the other hand it has imposed users’ charges on the public.

 Shocking statistics were revealed in the letter that UMC paid Global Rs 45 lakh instead of Rs 4 lakh. The firm operated 15 vans in November 2015. 313.6 metric ton garbage was collected for which Rs 4.55 lakh had to be paid. The firm was paid Rs 45 lakh instead for the month of November. It was further told that the company does not follow the conditions laid down in the agreement. Besides constant complaints against the firm, UMC does not take action against it.

Company’s garbage collection vans do not move in all the streets and garbage remains heaped on the street most of the time. Company does not produce daily record of the garbage collection and UMC does not take trouble to monitor it. Vans do not have GPS system and the staff does not follow dress code and wear IDs.