Transgenders to collect holding tax from defaulters in Odisha Capital

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Commissioner (BMC) today signed an agreement with a self help group (SHG) of transgenders to carry out enforcement and recovery of holding tax and trade license fee in the areas, which fall under the jurisdiction of BMC.

BMC Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) Srimanta Mishra and Meghana Sahoo of the TG Swikruti SHG signed the agreement at the civic body’s office at Vivekananda Marg in Bhubaneswar.

The agreement paper mentioned the TG Swikruti SHG comprising of 10 transgenders as the Enforcement Partner.

Sources said the BMC authority is planning to start the programme shortly.

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