To ease administration, BBMP now gets 10 zones

In a move that is seen as a precursor to dividing the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) into two or three small entities, the State Urban Development Department on Monday evening issued an ord

Published: 13th June 2017 02:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2017 04:38 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: In a move that is seen as a precursor to dividing the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) into two or three small entities, the State Urban Development Department on Monday evening issued an order restructuring and increasing number of zones in the city from eight to 10. This was one of the recommendations of the committee constituted for restructuring the Palike.


Each zone will consist of two to four assembly constituencies as against the earlier system in which some zone had two and some eight assembly constituencies. This was making administration difficult, with people having to travel up to 10 km to get their issues resolved at the zone office.  

The new order with uniform number of wards in each zones is expected to come into force after government decides to recruit staff as per the new zones. With 10 zones, BBMP is likely to have 10 zonal commissioners (KAS officer cadre), 10 chief engineers and other senior officials.


Once the new system is in place South, East and West Zones will be replaced with Jayanagar, Malleshwaram, Gandhinagar, Sarvajnanagar and Vijayanagar zones. The remaining zones Yelahanka, Dasarahalli, Mahadevapura, Bommanahalli and Rajarajeshwarinagar zones will retain their names.
The order issued by K A Hidayuttulla, Deputy Secretary (Urban Development Department) says that due to uneven geographical areas in each zone, there was disparity in collection of tax and fund allotment. Also, garbage disposal was turning out to be a problem.

The BS Patil Committee constituted by the state government for restructuring BBMP recommended restructuring the existing eight zones to 10 new zones.
Speaking to Express, urban infrastructure expert V Ravichander, who is also member of the Patil Committee, said there are many advantages in having more zones. “More decentralised the system, better the citizen services,’’ he said.

WHAT IT MEANS
Addition of two more zones sets base for future splitting of BBMP 
Move will ensure uniform distribution of wards in each zone
BBMP to now have 10 zonal commissioners, chief engineers and other officials 
Officials say move will ease tax collection, fund allotment, garbage disposal

Stay up to date on all the latest Karnataka news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp