Allocation of Taxi Patent: NTA Promises More Transparency
19 March 2013 - The Défi Media Group
He had hit his fist on the table, as well as the rant of the President of the Equal Opportunities Commission, Brian Glover, to the plains bear fruit. The National Transport Authority has finally committed to transparency in the allocation of patent taxi.
The case dragged on for August 2012, but ultimately, the Equal Opportunities Commission has torn a commitment to the National Transport Authority (NTA) to the selection criteria in the granting of patent taxi more transparent. Following a meeting between representatives of the EOC and the NTA, last week, it was agreed that, henceforth, in the context of these proceedings, the NTA should establish and maintain a system of notations through 'marks'. These ratings are based on various criteria to be listed in the EOC. Finally, the NTA will endeavor to make these documents accessible in case EOC needs it. However, the Traffic Controller, Appajalah Cyril, who attended the meeting, did not want to give details about the issue, preferring to leave it to the EOC to do.
"It was worth pushing a rant. In one week, a problem that has persisted for six months has been resolved. Initially, we wanted to be flexible. We could not change attitudes or a system by acting like a bull in a china shop. The first method did not work. We therefore hawkish, "said Brian Glover. He emphasized that the EOC will maintain this kind of rigor, especially against parastatal bodies that are slow. He added: "This case is about the NTA 'break through' to make the assets of the EOC. It's been years that the NTA operates in a lack of transparency. We do not believe in preaching. Those who had doubts about the effectiveness of the EOC have proof now that things can change. '
The Equal Opportunities Commission had received several complaints from applicants for taxi license. Their requests were not approved. Thus, an investigation was initiated more than six months, but things have stalled. One of the main reasons delegated officers in this investigation were not able to provide all the required information. And most importantly, they could not make commitments, claiming they had to consult the authorities of the institution. Another fact that has raised a lot of questions at the EOC: the allocation of some taxi patent has been made to certain applicants on the grounds that they were 'more suitable' than others. An explanation that the EOC had trouble swallowing.