DMC East trade license department reportedly issuing trade license to traders illegally by taking bribe as the department itself by the letter issued on the first week of July put a ban on issuing of said license.
Last week Corruption and privatization of revenue-generating department in DMC East was the hot topic in Print Media as a few days back the department privatized Outdoor Advertisement department through an auction in Rs.40.8 Million which was termed a big loss for the revenue of department. Now Corruption on rise in the department of trade licence Gulshan Zone of District Municipal Corporation East allegedly under the supervision of Aijaz Sheikh Additional Director trade license department , sources informed that M&E Department Peon Asad Abbas who have illegal charge of trade license inspector along with the 11 Grade Employee of Trade License Department Usman are allegedly involved in taking bribe from the shop keepers, restaurants and including all commercial spots within the jurisdiction of Gulshan zone, and have the support of Additional Director because after the collection of bribe officer issue the trade license.
It was learned that on 4th July 2019 by the directives of Chairman and Municipal Commissioner, Director Administration DMC East by letter No.
DIR/ADMIN/DMC/E/4079/2019 issued an Order in which it was stated that all Kinds of Challans, Permissions, Fees, etc pertaining to Trade Licence and Advertisement Department shall not be issued during the fiscal year 2019-2020. But on the other hand, despite clear instructions by the administration officials regarding the issuance of trade license, the corrupt employees of the department has already issued trade license for the year of 2019-2020 to a large number of traders which includes restaurants, shops and others.
City News received a copy of trade license which issued by the department for the year of 2019-2020. It was observed that Challan No. 11087 issued on 8th July 2019 on which ten thousand rupees mentioned as a renewal fee, Similarly Challan No. 11088 issued on the same day of Rs.15000 to the restaurant owner.
On the anonymity of name DMC East Employee shared that Municipal Commissioner DMC East has given Additional Director Trade License department charge Aijaz Sheikh who is 17 Grade officer and has recently transferred from DMC West.
Moreover, he stated that despite of assigning the task to the regular employees from last year above ten inspectors of the department have no task assigned by the additional director and allegedly he has hired private employees for official work.
He alleged that the corrupt officers are issuing illegal challans to the traders by giving threats, and Chairman Trade License Ghulam Ghous also the Vice Chairman of Union Committee reportedly collect 40 percent from the issuance of challan for every trading license.
Whereas it was revealed that reportedly none of the challan amount submitted in the bank account of DMC east and allegedly all the recovered amount were distributed among the corrupt officers and employees of the department.