By akhilesh yadav
Bangalore: BBMP website user-friendly now
Reported by ibnlive.in.com on September 03, 2012
Bangalore: BBMP website user-friendly now - IBN South - IBN Bangalore - ibnlive
Bangalore: Want to know about the assets and liabilities of your councillors or the funds being spent on various ongoing projects? Just log on to the newly-designed official website of the BBMP. The layout of BBMP’s official website (www.bbmp. gov.in) has changed from Saturday. The new layout is more user-friendly and eye catching than the previous one, the civic body has claimed.
According to sources, the initiative is to make it more transparent. “Public can access many documents, including the status of ongoing projects, estimation, amount spent so far and remaining amount of the work. This will reduce the number of RTI applications,” an official said. The website will also provide information on the task of various Standing Committees like number of raids/ inspections and meetings conducted. Assets and liabilities of all the 198 councillors are uploaded year wise.
On citizen services like registration of birth/death certificates, khatha, getting approval for building plans and applying for trade licenses, the website clearly gives the picture of the documents that need to be submited to obtained these certificates. There are also details on number of dog bite cases, animal birth control programme and the expenditure.
“Official meeting proceedings related to public work and utility will also be uploaded in the website within three days,” sources said. However, many documents are yet to be uploaded and it will take at least 15 days to complete the design. There are also details on the number of sanctioned posts, department-wise as well as vacant posts. Though various report submitted by Technical Vigilance Committee under Commissioner has been uploaded, the multicrore fake bill scam which was initially reported by TVCC has not been uploaded.
By akhilesh yadav
Civic panel to take care of water agreement
Reported by dnaindia.com on September 05, 2012
Civic panel to take care of water agreement - Pune - DNA
Standing committee of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Tuesday decided not to proceed further with the present draft of water supply agreement of 11.50 TMC with the state irrigation department and asked the municipal commissioner to present the draft before the standing committee for discussion before signing the agreement.
After the draft of the water supply agreement between PMC and the state was made public through the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005 by city-based NGO Sajag Nagrik Manch, all party members in the standing committee unanimously revoked the rights given to the municipal commissioner for directly signing the water supply agreement with the state.
Moreover, the standing committee will demand around 6.5 TMC additional water from the state irrigation department.
The 2004 agreement on water distribution between the state and the PMC lapsed in 2010, and a new agreement was expected to be signed by the municipal commissioner Mahesh Pathak on Tuesday.