It has been reported that urban development minister Eknath Shinde has introduced an amendment bill regarding the one-member ward system to reintroduce in all municipal corporations of the state.
As per information, Shinde tabled bill no.48 Maharashtra Municipal Corporation Act Amendment Bill in the state assembly. After the clearance of the bill, the Act will be enforced in all municipal corporations of the state.
Earlier, former government had implemented multi-member panel system.Currently; there is one-man ward system in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. In four-member panel system, the geographical area of the panel becomes large. Thus corporators are facing difficulty to solve problems of citizens. In civic body of Nagpur there are 38 panels. In 37 panels, there are four corporators each, while there are three corporators in panel 38.