Pune Municipal Corporation extends deadline to complete development works by a month

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Gaikwad said, “A serious health issue has arisen due to the spread of Coronavirus. As a result, office work and civic works are affected. Their payment cannot be made immediately. It has become necessary to extend the deadline for payments of these works.”

Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to extend by one month the deadline for completing the municipal works scheduled to be finished in fiscal 2019-20. The decision was taken in the backdrop of the COVID-19 outbreak.

As per the regular practice, contractors need to submit their bills by March 31 so that payments can be made through budgetary provisions of the same financial year. Therefore, a large number of contractors rushed to the PMC to submit development works’ bills to the departments concerned on Monday being March 31, the last date for submission of bills.

This was conveyed to Mayor Murlidhar Mohol, who further conveyed it to Municipal Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad. After discussions, Gaikwad issued a circular and extended the date of submission of bills till April 30, 2020. This was decided to avoid crowding by contractors during the outbreak.

As mentioned in the circular, work orders which have been issued before March 25 are entitled for the extension. These instructions will be applicable to the 15 ward offices and five municipal zones.

Gaikwad said, “A serious health issue has arisen due to the spread of Coronavirus. As a result, office work and civic works are affected. Their payment cannot be made immediately. It has become necessary to extend the deadline for payments of these works.”

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