List of 49 services rendered by the civic body published

A meeting of the City Corporation Council on Friday decided to implement the Right to Service Act in the Kollam Corporation.

In this connection, a list of the 49 services rendered by the Corporation has been published, along with other details.

Building ownership and residential certificates will be issued in five days. The number for a new building will be issued within fifteen days of submitting application. Birth and death certificates will be issued through the Corporation kiosk in a day and marriage certificates in seven days. Permit for construction of buildings will be issued in 30 days and occupancy certificate in 15 days.

As per the law, if these certificates are not issued within the prescribed time limit, the officer concerned will be slapped with fines ranging from Rs.500 to Rs.5,000.

Abattoir issue

Meanwhile, the meeting decided to strictly implement the Pollution Control Board norms at the abattoir of the Corporation on the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake near the KSRTC stand at Vadakkumbhagam in the city.

Councillor Honey Benjamin said hygiene standards maintained at the abattoir was pathetic.

While the service of a veterinary surgeon was not available at the abattoir, and stink from the facility constantly engulfed a big area of Vadakkumbhagam.

Animals were slaughtered there without even an examination by the health inspector.

All this posed a threat to the health of people who consumed meat of the animals slaughtered there, Ms. Benjamin said.

Residents in the area were bracing up for an agitation because of the situation, the councillor said.

The meeting also gave direction to speed up activities to ensure hygiene across the city before the arrival of the monsoon. Additional sanitation workers would be recruited for the purpose.


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