Minutes: Jan 3: Dattak Vasti Yojana: BMC - NGO Council Meeting
Venue: Mr. Ratho's office.
Present from BMC: Mr. Ratho, AMC;
Mr. A. D. Jagtap, OSD; Mrs. S. Redkar, OSD; Mr. Choube, Councillor.
1. A workshop would be organised on
Sat, Jan 28, at Dadar, for CBOs, NGOs, CDOs, etc. Community-based
orgs have much to share about DVYs. Large NGOs working with slums
need to be involved. Community Development Officers also need to
be involved in the DVY consultation process. Active Councillors
to be also called.
Mr. Jagtap will plan the objectives
and the speakers and who is to be invited keeping in mind the capacity
of the hall. Those who want to speak or attend should email him
or speak to him on 98212-40320.
2. Copy of complaints about cleanliness
in slums to be sent directly to Mr. Jagtap when a complaint is received
over phone on tel. 1916 or via OCMS. Praja to create a separate
code for such complaints and forward a copy of such complaints to
Mr. Jagtap. Currently such complaints do not go to Mr. Jagtap.
3. If any large NGO working with slums
comes forward to provide monthly monitoring and feedback reports
to MCGM about cleanliness in particular slums or slum pockets on
a payment basis, they would be appointed to do so. Currently, it
is not clear whether slums are getting properly cleaned or not,
and if a particular DVY is doing its job properly or not and still
getting paid by MCGM.
4. Some topics to be discussed at the Workshop
could be a) whether to restrict the number of DVYs that a CBO /
NGO can run or not; b) whether a CBO should
be necessarily registered with the Charity Commissioner or Regn
with MCGM will do c) how to institute formal
third party monitoring and feedback systems d)
how to take action on improper disposal of waste by household industries
in certain slums e) how to develop networking
mechanisms between CBOs ?
a) there are 2000+ slum pockets in Mumbai.
A list is available.
b) there are 250 DVYs currently. With
350, all slum pockets will be covered.
c) a DVY is supposed to collect Rs.
10 per family per month for house-to-house service, etc. Mr. Choube
pointed out that when his DVY collected Rs. 5, there was 70%
participation. When it collected Rs. 10, the participation fell
d) NGOs don't seem to want to do such
continuous, tedious, hands-on work. They have to depend on CBOs
but do not want to do such close monitoring. The only NGO working
in this is thus SPARC.