Dr. Avnish Jolly, Chandigarh, 6th October, 2008: The Municipal Corporation Hyderabad paper on reforms written in Jan 2004 encapsulates the 74 th Amdt Act 1994 and establishes the PPP Model of Decentralization of Urban Governance. It has got Hyderabad the prize for cleanest city in India for 3 years in a row.
Kindly also see how garbage disposal is dealt, especially making the citizen pay according as he generates waste and not just on square foot municipal tax basis alone. This will reduce volume of waste generated or/and increase revenue from garbage tax. The garbage processing also resulted in generation of 23 MW of electricity in 2003 in Hyderabad.
Planning, development, computerization, poverty alleviation, education, policing are all managed by the Corporation.
To facilitate coordination and collaboration on regular basis, the Government of Andhra Pradesh issued an order constituting a City Level Coordination Committee, with the Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad acting as the nodal officer/coordinator. The other members in the Committee include senior-most city officers from Police Department, State Electricity Board, Urban Development Authority, Revenue Department, Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board, State Transport Corporation, Traffic Police, Telecom and other Departments. The Committee undertakes city level inspections and meets once every week to sort out various coordination problems including those in connection with widening of roads, shifting of services, road cutting to lay service lines, restoration of roads cut, undertaking development and maintenance works, etc. The Committee has been functioning successfully and has been able to solve many vexing problems.
Governance is the job of Government. Citizens can at best help – however they can very effectively highlight misgovernance of the Administration – in Gurgaon this shall be a quickly spreading trend as misgovernance has touched new laws in Gurgaon (and Faridabad- Manesar) in recent past in view of unchecked vertical an horizontal growth.