The CCP is currently setting up a new set of bye-laws termed the "corporation of Panaji cleanliness and sanitation byelaws" and have been circulated to all corporators with fines starting at Rs 200 for littering and going up to Rs 20,000 for delivering hazardous or bio-medical waste in an unsegregated manner to CCP workers or dumping the same.
The 14 page document which is currently a proposal is aimed at streamlining the punishments for littering the city of Panjim and will need the nod of all the corporators before being submitted to the government of Goa for its consideration.
The major objective of the proposal is to ensure tha tthere exist clean surroundings in teh city and prtevent litter and other forms of nuisance, segregation problems, storage and delivery of municipal solid waste and composting and burning of waaste and slaughterhouse waste, abuse at public gatherings and events, bio- medical waste etc.
It is believed that once the laws are appropriately notified , it will be easy to prosecute violators and the current dilemma of punishing someone found guilty will not be there as violators want to know as to which law applies to their offense whenever such violations of garbage are being noticed.
The bye-laws also aim to keep the CCP on its toes as it will be demanding of the CCP to place adequate bins at various points in the city to ensure that the waste collection schedule is maintained and sorting centres are set up. The laws will be enforced by the commissioner or deputy commissioner officer who shall be designated by them and are based on the Municipal Solid Waste management rules 2010.