With the Gujarat assembly elections around the corner, MLAs and ministers are in panic mode. They have woken up to the fact that they haven’t cleared bills for the privileges they enjoyed as government officials for five years. Clearing the outstanding bills is essential to avail of the Non-Objection Certificate to start the nomination process for the assembly elections.
The NOC must be obtained from the Assembly Pay Allowance Branch and Circuit House.
The list of outstanding bills for the use of government properties and services includes 1) MLA house rent 2) Gas line 3) Telephone connection 4) Gandhinagar Vishram Gruh 5) Gandhinagar Circuit House 6) Assembly Library facility and 7) Assembly Pay Allowance.
Expectedly, the number of documents, including the NOCs, is higher for former MLAs and MPs than first-time candidates.
As a rule, when citizens avail of government facilities, they must pay the bills within a month. Failure to do so results in deactivation of services. But, as is usually the case, MLAs continue enjoying government privileges even if they pay their bills five years later only to ensure their election NOCs face no roadblocks.