BENGALURU: WITH each government agency coming up with a new app, citizens are finding it difficult to download them and monitor complaints pertaining to potholes, water shortage, traffic violations, power issues and more.
To make things easier, Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC), which promotes citizen inclusion in governance, has developed a new app- ‘Spotter’.
“This is a one-stop solution for all civic issues pertaining to BBMP, BESCOM and BWSSB. Citizens can take pictures of civic issues and upload through the app, which will be forwarded to the respective government departments. People can also track the status of the complaints and give the feedback on the action taken by the department,” said Revathy Ashok, chief executive officer of B.PAC, on Saturday.
Complaints regarding garbage, health, construction, potholes, drainage, footpath, animal control, water supply and electricity can be filed using the app. B.PAC is also in talks with the police to include traffic issues.
B.PAC has also invited applications from active residents for its Civic Leadership Incubator Program (B.CLIP). “The idea is to create a pool of citizens who have the ability to work on issues pertaining to the citizens and also to act as a pressure group to bring in transparency and accountability into the system,” said N Harish, advocate and member of B.PAC. “Those who are eligible to vote can take part in B.CLIP with a recommendation of 100 residents. Interested people can apply till July 30,” he said.
Ashok said B.PAC is also fighting against illegal posters and banners under the banner ‘Kill Bills’.
H Eashwarappa, a resident of Sri Ramamandira, said municipal authorities are turning a blind eye to illegal posters and banners.