Karachi: Managing Director Karachi Water & Sewerage Board has directed Administration Department to transfer 1000 employees from Engineering, Finance and Administration department to RRG Department. The decision was taken during a meeting, chaired by M.D KW&SB Misbahuddin Farid, to discuss and devise strategies for increasing KW&SB revenue.
During the meeting he directed DMD RRG to ensure on time billing and on time recovery. Moreover, naming the year 2013 as “Year of Revenue” he said that the additional staff should be provided to RRG department in order to ensure better recovery and increase in revenue.
He also directed DMD RRG to include income generated at hydrants in the revenue targets.
He said that due to the constant increase in the population and construction of multi-storey buildings on one hand puts additional burden on the existing water supply and sewerage infrastructure and on the other KW&SB revenue is not increasing at the same rate. The increase in demand however, makes it harder for KW&SB to operate and ensure swift provision of facilities, day by day.
He directed Revenue Department to commence a detailed survey and register all new buildings, houses and buildings with additional floors than in KW&SB record. He also directed Administration Department to transfer 1000 employees from Engineering, Finance and Administration Department to RRG department to ensure that all revenue operations are carried out properly without any delay.
He said that these steps are taken to protect and maintain the water supply and sewerage infrastructure in the city since increase in population, multi-storey buildings and additional floors on old buildings is putting an increased load on the system disabling KW&SB to fulfil the current demand.