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  • Namma Bengaluru Foundation and BRACE congratulates newly elected Corporators to BBMP

    Published on August 25, 2015

    Bengaluru  : Namma Bengaluru Foundation and the Bengaluru Residents Associations Confederation Ensemble (BRACE) Namma Bengalurucongratulates all the Corporators elected to the BBMP. Bengalureans have reposed immense faith in Corporators across party lines to re-shape the future of our city. Bengaluru is already one of the fastest growing metropolises in India, and will become one of the largest and most populous city by 2025. Scams, financial irregularities, corruption, bankruptcy etc. have plagued BBMP in the last five years. Despite this, Bengalureans came out to elect their Corporator. This is a testimony to Bengalureans unwavering faith in the political process, and an opportunity for the newly elected Corporators to restore the citizen’s eroded faith in BBMP.

    In a commendable initiative, 85 candidates to the BBMP Election, 2015 signed the Namma Bengaluru Foundation and BRACE’s Ideal Corporator pledge to provide citizen centric governance, and abide by high standards of personal and institutional integrity. 7 candidates who signed the pledge have won the election. Namma Bengaluru Foundation congratulates and extends its full support to these candidates to abide by the Ideal Corporator Pledge. We urge all Corporators to constitute a Ward Committee at the earliest, and ensure adequate representation of citizen in the Ward.

     No. Name Ward Party
    1. K. Nagabhushan Shettihalli Congress
    2. Indira Subhash Sanjay Nagar BJP
    3. G.K.Venkatesh Yeshwantpura Congress
    4. M. Venkatesh Katriguppe BJP
    5. Sarawasthamma Jakkasandra` BJP
    6. T Ramachandra Ejipura Congress
    7. Shobha Jagadeeshan Mangammana Palya Congress

    Over the next five years, NBF will bring out a half yearly report on the performance of these Corporators on the basis of their commitment made during the elections. Some of the parameters on the basis of which the candidates will be evaluated are as follows-

     1. Ward Committee
      Measures taken to ensure citizen participation in decision making at Ward Level.
    Whether Ward Committee has been constituted?
    If Yes, when and how has the Ward Committee been constituted?
    How frequently have the meetings been held and whether adequate notice was given to residents in the Ward?
    Whether records have been maintained properly and minutes of the meeting are readily accessible?
    2. Ward Vision
    Has the Corporator announced a Vision for the Ward?
    If Yes, what steps have been taken by the Corporator to fulfill this vision?
    3. Responsiveness to Ward Issues
      How approachable is the Corporator? (Whether Corporator has designated time and place to meet citizens regularly.)
    Does the Corporator have a system in place to monitor follow ups on complaints received?
    4. Transparency
    What efforts have been taken by him to widely disseminate information on the public expenditure on Ward Level works?
    Whether any efforts have been made by him/her to monitor Ward Level Works?
    5. Conflict of Interest
    Whether the Corporator/close family member/associates have entered into agreement/contract with BBMP which are directly in conflict with their duty as a Corporator?
    6. Whether any Criminal cases have been lodged against the Corporator
    If yes, details of the charge framed and the status of the case.

     

    The Corporator will be evaluated by a panel of Resident Welfare Associations and distinguised individuals. Additional details of the metrics used to evaluate the Corporator will be released shortly.

    The quality of governance and provision of public services will largely determine whether Bengaluru will become a truly world class city or decay into an urban sprawl. Can our city provide basic amenities to all including the millions migrating into the city? Will our city become conducive to Job creation to keep pace with the rapidly expanding population? Will Bengaluru be able to capitalize on its technological innovations? These are some of the questions that need to be seriously deliberated upon and warrants a vision plan.

    No meaningful change is possible without reforming governance at the grassroot level. Corporators are at the very foundation of the Urban Local governance structure and wield the greatest power to bring meaningful changes at the Ward level. We hope that the newly elected Corporators work towards building a truly inclusive and prosperous city.

     

     

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