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MC finance panel meeting today - The Tribune

The previous meeting of the Finance Contract Committee on December 16 was adjourned for want of quorum.

Tribune News Service

Patiala, December 19

Various matters awaiting approval of the Finance and Contract Committee (FCC) of the Municipal Corporation (MC) can get a go-ahead after a gap of over one month in a meeting to be held tomorrow.

According to Mayor Sanjeev Sharma Bittu, the MC did not require quorum to hold a meeting this time.

The meeting has already been postponed twice, on November 15 and December 16, while proceedings of another meeting called by Yoginder Singh Yogi, who claims to be the acting Mayor, remain unapproved.

The MC will hold a meeting of the FCC on Monday after it was adjourned on December 16 for want of quorum. Of the total six members, only three were present in the meeting. As per the Punjab Government rules, the corporation requires presence of a minimum two-thirds of the total members to hold a meeting.

MC officials, requesting anonymity, said it would be the first time that Section 58.3 of the Municipal Corporation Act would be invoked, as it allowed holding a meeting without the presence of the necessary number of members. “Some officials are not even clear about the law and provisions. The matter will be taken up at the time of the meeting tomorrow,” an official said.

Bittu said the meeting would be held as various public works were pending for long. “We will discuss floating tenders for works worth over Rs17 crore,” he said, adding that the meeting being held after a previous meeting was adjourned due to lack of quorum, did not require the presence of a minimum number of members.