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Minutes of  Nov 16: Wed: 4 - 6 pm - Meeting of NGO Cleanliness Group at HELP Library
Attendees: List at end.
Background: Mr. Ratho, AMC, BMC, has signed Oct 28 meeting minutes (online in Cleanliness Section in ).
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.
Agreed: a) 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) 

Agreed: Themes 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?
Agreed: The following volunteered:
    - Vinda Wagh for F- North, B-Ward
    - Indrani Malkani for D-Ward
    - Dr. Vandana Pardeep for Kurla (E)
    - Poonam Hudar for D-Ward, H/W, K/W, M/E, M/W
    - Lalitha 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 responses yet 
    b) solid waste management (SWM) contracts and licences -- 8 pgs - Kisan Mehta has severe objections to privatisation
    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 . 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.

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