As we know the civic chief of Nagpur city, Tukaram Mundhe is known for discipline. Recently in a media interaction, he put forward his idea of governance and also about accountability and structural revamp.
He said that accountability is the core of good governance. It is the primary responsibility of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation to put a structure that is accountable to its citizens. Mundhe stated that the existing structure was a classic example of how not to run an organization.
Nobody was responsible for anything and passing the buck was the norm, Mundhe rued while expressing surprise as to how a big organization like NMC worked without proper hierarchy and fixed accountability for such a long time. Mundhe’s decisions, aimed at seeking financial discipline in NMC following huge liabilities have been questioned by the public representatives in the general body meeting.
He put forth the reasons behind the austerity measures while presenting his side of the story. On the delay in presentation of Budget, Mundhe stated he was working on many details hitherto missing in Budget documents presented by the civic body. The Commissioner will also launch a new app soon to redress people’s grievances. It will be an interactive platform where citizens can lodge their complaints which will be automatically forwarded to the respective departments.
Civic amenities like encroachment removal, garbage lifting, and water supply will be streamlined through the app. The civic chief further added that that Nagpur has a great potential to emerge as a great city and must put priorities right.
(With inputs from thelivenagpur)