In less than a year, clean-up marshals earn ₹4.03 Cr

In a span of one year, these marshals collected a fine worth ₹8.6 Cr from 4.54 lakh littering cases. 50 per cent of the collected fine was deposited in BMC’s account

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In order to keep Mumbai clean, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has appointed clean-up marshals across the city. These clean-up marshals slap a fine on those who litter by throwing wrappers or spit on the roads. However, it has been observed that these clean-up marshals instead of keeping the city clean are only interested in filling their pockets. In one year, clean-up marshals have earned nearly ₹8 crore of which ₹4 crore has been transferred to clean-up marshals' account.

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In 2016, clean up marshals were appointed to look after 22 municipal wards of 24 wards. In 2017, they were given a contract for one year which was completed in 2018, but now they have been given an extension of four months.

Under the Greater Mumbai Cleanliness and Sanitation ByeLaws 2006, clean up marshals can charge a fine of ₹100 to ₹1000 for littering. Accordingly, in a span of one year, these marshals collected a fine worth ₹8.6 Cr from 4.54 lakh littering cases. Of the collected fine, ₹4.03 Cr went to the BMC and the remaining went to the clean-up marshal company.

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