Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Jeypore, Jan 21:
Eunuchs are all set to come to the aid of civic authorities in Odisha’s Jeypore in helping recover taxes from habitual defaulters.
In a first in the state, the civic body has decided to employ the eunuchs to collect commercial house rent, holding tax etc. A proposal in this regard was passed in the municipal council meeting.
“The proposal to hire eunuchs to collect tax was passed under section 411 of the Municipality Act. They will be assisting the municipality authorities in collection of tax. They will be employed soon and we hope to get desired results,” an official said.
After having failed to collect taxes from defaulters, the municipality thought of this innovative method to recover the dues to the tune of lakhs.
Chakravarti Singh Rathore, Sub Collector of Jeypore, participated in the civic body meeting for the first time after taking over as Executive Officer of the municipality.