Through a notification, the urban development department of state government on Wednesday curtailed downs the powers of the standing committee of the municipal corporations. As per the GR issued on September 11 the standing committee will have the powers to approve any work above Rs 100 crore funds while the municipal commissioner will have powers to okay any proposal below Rs 100 crore. These files will involve the works proposed under DPC, MLA, MP, Chief Minister fund. Earlier, any work which involved government funds were submitted to standing committee.
However, for completing any work in which Rs 25 lakh and above funds of the civic body are to be utilized such files must be cleared by the standing committee. Apart from this, the files which involve special funds granted to civic body should also be cleared by the committee. Notably, at present due to poor financial condition of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation, the development work files submitted to the standing committee were involved the government or public representative development funds.
Proposal worth Rs 182 crore cleared in 1 hour
Fearing the model code of conduct for the assembly election, NMC standing committee has achieved a supersonic speed of file clearance. On Wednesday during the standing committee meeting organized in 1-hour interval, the committee cleared development work files worth Rs 182.63 crore. It is learnt that the on Thursday a special meeting of the standing committee has been called. It is expected that on Thursday evening model code of conduct will be implemented in the state.
Renovation of Naik lake approved
The National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has agreed to complete revitalization and beautification works of Naik lake. Rs 5.57 crore funds would be utilized on the work and NEERI would maintain the lake for next 5 years. By using phytoride technique the institute would develop the lake. As the institute is affiliated to the central government it is expected that the lake would get look.
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