To decide on transfer of various powers in accordance with the decentralised zone system in GVMC, a committee headed by the Commissioner and various heads of departments as members will gather views and come to a consensual decision.

At a meeting on the issue on Wednesday, Municipal Commissioner M.V. Satyanarayana said delay in payment of bills was a major problem to overcome which steps had to be taken. While zone commissioners had to certify the bills, the payment would, however, be made from the main office.

He directed Chief Medical Officer (Health) P.V. Ramana Murthy to suspend the superintendent concerned for failure to run a file, file-monitoring system in other departments including the City Planning wing. Proposals for repairs of roads damaged in Nilam cyclone should be sent to the government. Work on electrification of Hanumantavaka-Kommadi road and development of Indira Priyadarshini stadium should be launched immediately. He stressed the need for beautification of the beach and construction of mini- STPs on the Beach Road.