Corporators ditch ward committee meet
'Harried' HMT Layout ward corporator resigns from making any allegation in the absence of the MLA when he was not in the council meeting. 1, M J Ravikumar, Mayor, , 2, Rathna Lakshman, Deputy Mayor, , 3, Manjunath B V, Corporator, There was chaos at Marenahalli ward as the public were not allowed to participate in the meeting. The corporator, Madhukumari Vageesh.
But the formation of the ward committees, with 1, members and chaired by local corporators, took shape amid hue and cry over the nomination of the members.ward 36 corporator shaik vahida speech
When BBMP invited applications from citizens to be a part of the committees, over citizens applied. But only five names figured on the final list. The selection procedure did not go down well with citizens who accused corporators of indulging in favouritism.
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Even so, the immediate priority is to commence meetings, say several citizens and civic activists. The pressure from citizen groups prompted the BBMP commissioner to issue an order fixing a date every month for the meetings.
The panel, in its report to the chief minister, has made recommendations to improve the process of selecting members and the functioning of the committees.
That is because people expect the committees to solve local issues, which can be done only with the efforts of all relevant departments. But since the meetings of all ward committees are to be held at the same time every month, it is not mandatory for different government agencies to participate.
But, even in the existing structure, committees with active chairpersons and members can do wonders, say activists. An important task of the committees is to prepare and submit ward development schemes to BBMP for allotment of funds.
Seven councillors have less than 50 per cent attendance. B A Basavaraju who has zero per cent attendance admitted that he could not attend council meetings as he was busy with his work after being elected as the MLA. My Assembly Constituency and ward that I represent were different.
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Another councillor cum MLA Muniratna who has attended only five meetings, said that attending BBMP council meeting for the sake of attendance would not yield anything. Yet another councillor, B P Babu Reddy from Bellandur ward who has attended only eight meetings said that there was no use attending council meetings. However he did not mention why he lost interest.
Though the attendance register shows high percentage of councillors present in the meeting, reality is quite different. According to sources, there are corporators who sign the attendance, but do not attend the meetings. By signing the attendance a corporator is eligible to avail the conveyance allowance of Rs 1, and a sitting fee of Rsthe sources say.
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Council Additional Secretary Mario Pires says that the secretary office does not record the video footage of the meetings. However, he does not agree with the theory of councillors signing the attendance and not taking part in the meeting.
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