[Urbanstudy] BBMP to constitute Ward Cmts in 1 month
esgindia at gmail.com
Mon Apr 24 07:31:50 CDT 2017
Justice Mr Ashok Hinchigeri and Justice Mrs. K S Mudgal directed the BRuhat BENGALURU Mahanagara Palike to constitute Ward Committees in Bangalore within a maximum period of 1 (one) month!!
Thus, the struggle demanding establishment of Constitutionally mandated Ward Committees in Bangalore (per Constitutional 74th Amendment Nagarpalika Act), fought by so many over 25 years, has finally ended.
What would really help now is for public spirited persons to step up and submit their intent to be on the Ward Committee before the Ward Office and to the Corporator. It is the obligation of the BBMP to ensure this direction is now complied with.
This direction was given today by the High Court after I submitted in WP 46523/2012 ( ESG and Ors. Vs BBMP and ors. C/w WP 24739/2012) that the BBMP is in violation of specific directions from Karnataka High Court to constitute Ward Committees as required per the Constitution.
It's time to celebrate victory of democracy in the local government, and for citizen led initiatives to reclaim their rights and responsibility to set right a variety of civic issues as listed in the 12th Schedule of the Constitution and the Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act.
Leo F. Saldanha
Environment Support Group
1572, Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage
Bangalore 560070. INDIA
Email: leo at esgindia.org
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