Ensuring citizens have a say in the development of their city

Recognizing the role of Statutory Planning in reducing the scope for administrative discretion. The Namma Bengaluru Foundation and MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar have made unrelenting efforts to ensure a Metropolitan Planning Commission that stays true to the letter and spirit of the 74th amendment of the Constitution. Through representations to the Chief Minister, letters to the Union Minister for Urban Development and articles in the media, Rajeev Chandrasekhar has urged for an MPC law that achieves all three goals - a formal role for citizens in governance (including budgeting and oversight), a regional scope for the MPC, and enhanced executive powers for elected leaders in municipal bodies. Read the letters here:

http://rajeev.in/rajeev_writes/BMPC/Letter_to_Karnataka_Chief_Minister_in_English_Sep112014.html

http://rajeev.in/rajeev_writes/Metropolitan_Planning_Commission/Letter_To_CM_Nov222013.pdf

http://rajeev.in/rajeev_writes/Waste_Management/Letter_to_Karnataka_Chief_Minister_in_English_June182014.html

http://rajeev.in/rajeev_writes/Metropolitan_Planning_Committee/Letter_to_kamalnath_N ov262013.pdf

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