Don't Harass People By Asking For Very Old Sewer Connection Papers: DJB To Staff
The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has directed its field staff to accept water bills that also mention the sewer maintenance charge. So far, the field staff of the DJB has been asking consumers for 30-to-40 year-old sanction documents regarding their sewer connection. The DJB has now said that insisting consumers to provide decades-old documents tantamount to "harassment".
Now, if a consumer produces the current water bill wherein 60 per cent of sewer maintenance charge is levied, the staff will not ask for the sanction documents for the connection. The directive came after it was noticed that challans were being issued by the DJP staff in case of non-production of such documents.
"It is, therefore, decided that except in specific complaint case, if a consumer produces the current water bill wherein 60 per cent sewer maintenance charge is levied, the challaning officer or staff will not insist for showing the sanction documents for sewer connection nor will issue challan for non-production of such documents," the advisory stated.
With inputs from Housing News