XERXES DASTUR FULFILLS HIS ELECTION PROMISE
At the Board Meeting or July 29th, 2020 chaired by Mrs. Armaity Tirandaz, the trustees of the BPP resolved to revoke the Rs. 750/pm service charge that was levied on its residents since Feb 2017.
It has been a long drawn battle inter se the Trustees which finally met its logical and benevolent end last week.
To refresh your memory, in Aug 2017 Armaity Tirandaz, Noshir Dadrawala and Viraf Mehta had proposed to reduce the Rs. 750 service charge to Rs. 400. Unfortunately the majority Trustees at the time, using the Chairman’s casting vote had rejected this proposal (as Muncherjee Cama was not allowed to attend by the majority Trustees).
Again in November 2018, Armaity Tirandaz, Noshir Dadrawala, Xerxes Dastur and Viraf Mehta sent across another signed letter to be taken on Agenda proposing the service charge be reduced to Rs. 350. But the proposal did not go through.
But finally the BPP Trustees have agreed and as of last Wednesday, the Rs. 750/pm service charge increase was fully revoked for both Tenants and Licensees.
At their last Board meeting held online, the item of service charges was
tabled. Viraf Mehta requested the Board to completely remove the Rs. 750 increase, as not only was it a financial burden on most of the people affected by it, but it was more so especially now due to economic hardships because of the pandemic.
The community is general thanks the Trus1ees of the BPP for this gesture. This was also an election promise made by Xerxes Dastur who has come through on his election promise to remove/reduce this service charge. The hard work and continuous crusade of Phiroze Amroliwalla since 2017 was also appreciated.