Get your trade licence on the spot: MCC launches drive

Rs 4.81 lakh collected; 200 licences issued on day one; two renewed

After going shop-to-shop to renew and issue trade licences, Mysore City Corporation (MCC) on Tuesday launched a three-day on the spot drive near K R Circle in zone six to facilitate trading community.

The first day of the drive saw renewal of 200 licences, besides issuing two new licences collecting Rs 4.81 lakh in the form of fee.

The exercise opened to an overwhelming response at 10 am under a shamiyana erected in front of the Lansdowne building, thanks to prior publicity measures undertaken by the office of zonal assistant commissioner- six. 

Apart from distributing pamphlets, announcements on mikes had also been made to create awareness among the businessmen about the facility to be made available.

Zonal assistant commissioner Thimmappa told Deccan Herald the zone has an estimated 7,000 traders spread over five wards from 34 to 38. Most important being the commercial areas like D Devaraj Urs road, Sayyaji Rao road, Shivarampet, Mission Hospital road and the surrounding areas. 

Among the total traders, only half of them, 3,500 had obtained licence earlier. However close to 2,000 renewed the same in the later years. 

Thimmappa exuded confidence that 1,000 more traders could be covered during the drive generating a revenue of Rs 50 lakh. 

He appealed to the traders to make use of the drive that will function from 10 am to 5 pm.

In the existing permanent set up, the zonal office off Seshadri  Iyer road issues and renews the licence. 

The violators are penalised 10 per cent of the fee, and in case of second violation the penalty will be doubled which could even go up to 100 per cent.

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