The objective of this Portal is to provide Citizen a facility to report their inconveniences and problems related to Removal of Encroachment Department. This is an attempt by Municipal Corportation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to bring transparency into the working of department as well as to track the work alloted to the concerned DO’s and officers and make them accountable.
For reporting illegal constructions and encroachment in Mumbai
You can also monitor action taken
Please visit their website at http://dm.mcgm.gov.in/ for resources on the following :
- Live Updates on weather, rainfall, high-tides, diversion of traffic, rail schedules
- Complete List – Ward-wise – on whom to contact in an emergency (including phone nos., mobile nos., email ids, etc.)
- Training Programs on Disaster Preparedness and First Responders
- Standard Operating Procedure Manual
- Mock Drill procedure
- And many more resources
They also have a mobile app – Disaster Management MCGM – https://goo.gl/omklFo which gives live updates on your mobile
Very useful resources by MCGM for unforeseen circumstances
The Nashik Municipal Corporation have done a wonderful job with their website. Lots of information, neatly organized, which makes the functioning of the Corporation transparent and efficient. Complaints, e-Services, online payments, tenders, and much more. Visit their website (http://nashikcorporation.in) for a preview of how it is done. It raises a question on why other Corporations across India cannot replicate the same.
They even have an app for complaints by the citizens which is effectively administered – https://goo.gl/Cr5Bxb
- Convert all STD kiosks into public WiFi hotspots
- Convert Trash to electricity
- Unclog Bandra and Ghatkopar Stations
- Instal Escalators at all major railway stations
All of them are do-able within a reasonable cost and within less than a year.
Do we have the will?
Click Here for the full detailed story by Ajit Ranade in Mumbai Mirror
JOIN THE ‘SAVE OUR SPACES’ CAMPAIGN | MAKE A CALL TO OVER 5 MUNICIPAL COUNCILLORS TODAY AND REPORT IT HERE!
You can stop the ‘Kidnapping Policy’ which is being called ‘Adoption Policy’
The BMC intends to have a policy to give legal rights and possession to private parties on our Open spaces which are owned by us. At a conservative value of Rs. 20,000 per acre it means giving away our land worth over 20,000 crores. In our country possession is de facto ownership. There are many instances in the past where these methods have led to private bodies usurping our Open Spaces on the pretext that they will adopt or take care of our grounds.
We can stop this corruption. Call up more than 5 corporators and argue with them that they should oppose this loot. Get their responses and report them with your name on this website.
On this site, you will find contact details of municipal councillors in the city at http://satyamevajayate.info/sos. Call them and ask them what their views and plans related to the new policy are. Let’s share their response (or silence) publicly, as I have done on this site here: http://satyamevajayate.info/volunteer-efforts-report
This is your chance to help promote transparency and accountability and make your voice heard!
Here are some things that you can say/ask when you call your councillor and other councillors and party leaders:
– I’d like to know whether you support the move to allow corporations, NGOs and other groups to adopt open spaces.
– What are your reasons for this?
-The total amount required to maintain these open spaces is less than 200 crores annually. The BMC’s annual budget is 400 crores and less than 200 crores are spent.
-If BMC wants citizen participation ALMs, NGOs and corporates can be given the role of monitoring and auditing the grounds. Their report should be submitted each month and deficiencies corrected and penalties imposed on the defaulting contractors.
– Our elected representatives have no right to create third party rights to private bodies.
1000+ acres worth around 20,000 crores are at stake. Do participate in this campaign and report before December 30, 2015.
If the councillors go against our interests in this matter we will take this citizen campaign in the next BMC election and campaign to defeat those who give our Open Spaces away for free.
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Former Central Information Commissioner
I am attaching the BMC Commissioner’s Circular listing out conditions for granting permissions to erect Pandals etc. for Ganesh Utsav, Dahi Handi etc. celebrations on our roads, footpaths and other open spaces.
If you feel they are unreasonable and would cause noise and inconvenience to residents, pedestrians and motorists, then do send your objections to the Mun. Comm. as soon as possible.
G R Vora
Pune Municipal Corporation has given relief to flat owners who are paying 3 times property tax because their builders failed to obtain Completion Certificates for their buildings. They have proposed a special scheme which will allow the flat owners to complete the necessary formalities, after which they will be exempted from penalty.
Click Here for the Times of India report.