Minutes of Nov 16:
Wed: 4 - 6 pm - Meeting of NGO Cleanliness Group at HELP Library
Attendees: List at
Ratho, AMC, BMC, has signed Oct 28 meeting minutes (online in
Cleanliness Section in www.karmayog.org
So the BMC-NGO Council Cleanliness
Co-ordination Committee is now official. All new policy changes
and initiativies of BMC will be run through this committee
though without obligation on BMC to abide by the decisions.
Agenda: To decide
our working procedures for co-ordination and communication
amongst ourselves and with NGOs
1. How do we work
as a team? Amongst ourselves? Vis-a-vis BMC? vis-a-vis
non-members? vis-a-vis Citizens?
Agreed: a) Themes
to be decided. Theme leaders to be appointed. Theme groups to be
formed of whoever is interested in that theme. Theme leaders to
be responsible for getting inputs from all, convene meetings,
put forward recommendations, etc.
b) Theme groups to nominate one more
person from the theme group to attend the Core Group meetings -
preferably a person who has the alternative point of view so
that all viewpoints can be heard and understood.
c) NGO Cleanliness Core Group to
comprise of 2 members from each theme group and those who
have an interest in and can contribute to an overall plan
d) Core Group members to be those
who have paid membership fees.
2. Funding of
secretariat function and meetings to ensure sustainability of
the Group and its activities.
Membership fees for those who want to be members (as corporates,
ngo's or individual). b) Fees per meeting as per estimate cost
for that meeting.
3. To decide
themes and theme-leaders for different SWM areas?
(document: minutes of Oct 28 meeting)
and Theme-leaders: (this over-rides previous lists)
4. How to
kick-start the Cleanliness Task Forces at every local
level? The online forms are ready. Now citizens are needed to
file daily reports. (documents: user data form + daily report
form) Who will take up which area? Who will take on overall
responsibility of CTFs?
- Vinda Wagh
for F- North, B-Ward
Malkani for D-Ward
- Dr. Vandana
Pardeep for Kurla (E)
- Poonam Hudar
for D-Ward, H/W, K/W, M/E, M/W
Sudhakar for Powai, S-Ward
Karmayog has received responses
from others also.
AGNI may take up overall
responsibility. Vinay to discuss with them.
5. How to
respond to 3 new initiatives under finalisation by BMC
pertaining to Cleanliness:
a) guidelines for prohibition of littering
and segregation of waste - 12 pgs - most important but no
b) solid waste management (SWM) contracts and
licences -- 8 pgs - Kisan Mehta has severe objections to
c) construction & demolition and
de-silting waste (management & disposal) guidelines - 50 pgs
- 3 responses
Agreed: Copies of
a) and b) were circulated. All 3 are online in the Cleanliness
Section of www.karmayog.org
. Everyone requested to give their individual responses for any
or all of the above. Vinda Wagh will collate them.
6. How to deal
with requests for BMC / suggestions by individual core group
members and of non-members?
Agreed: Requests to
be forwarded to theme leaders to discuss in their theme groups
and take it forward.
Everyone expressed satisfaction at
the progress made by the NGO Cleanliness Group so far.
Everyone was requested to talk to
those who they know well who are involved with cleanliness
matters and persuade them to join in.