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:
Stop Abuse of Public Office
By urging the Government not to reward law breakers with schemes like the Akrama Sakrama that only encourage the culture of corruption and protect vested interests and suggesting a revised proposal for Akrama Sakrama, Rajeev Chandrasekhar is fighting to ensure only the truly deserving benefit from the scheme . Read his revised proposal for Akrama Sakrama here:
In addition, a Public Interest Litigation on the Zoning Regulations for the city ,which took on the Government on the changes it made to the Revised Master Plan 2015, in contravention to the affidavit sworn by the Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) in court, has forced the Government to agree to amend the RMP 2015 .
The Namma Bengaluru Foundation and Bengaluru Residents’ Associations’ Confederation Ensemble (BRACE) are spearheading a fight to seek the Sanction for Prosecution of the BBMP Commissioner, who on several occasions has misused administrative discretion to allow commercial development in residential areas.