reg: Vote Mumbai
- reg. directly elected mayor.
this was tried during shivsena regime some times in 1999-2000. it
was abandoned as unworkable.
with several authorities working simultaneously, like airport
authority, port authority, railways, ONGC, defence establishments
besides MMRDA, MUTP, MUIP etc, a directly elected all powerful
mayor may become toothless tiger.
citizens charter, signing of joint MOUs between corporators, ward
administration and area NGO councils with refinement for
devolution of power to the citizens may be some progress towards
fulfilment of central idea behind 74th amemndment. this could be a
8000 reps will mean 50000 candidates from various party ticket
holders and independents. money will burn and finally powerless
area reps may end up becoming brokers and corruption will
recalling powerless area rep will serve no purpose. in gramsabha,
power to dismiss sarpanch, upsarpanch and instituting disciplinary
action against gramsewak rests with divisional commissioner based
on enquiry report conducted by CEO upon written complaint from 20% gramsabha members to the effect that the panchayat have spent
money without taking sanction from gramsabha.
Bhrastachar Virodhi Andolan
mumbai tel : 022-2636 6251
: 022-5693 8776 faxfon
roaming : 98690 12351