All is not well with Sena-BJP ruled BMC, says Chavan

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) came in for criticism from Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan over financial indiscipline in the Shiv Sena-BJP ruled civic body.

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2010, 22:51 PM IST

Nagpur: The Brihanmumbai Municipal
Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday came in for criticism from Maharashtra
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan over financial indiscipline
in the Shiv Sena-BJP ruled civic body.

Replying to a short duration discussion in the
Assembly, he said all was not well with the corporation, which
boasts of over Rs 20,000 crore-budget - larger than several
smaller states - but refrained from announcing any action.

The civic body has ignored norms of proper financial
transactions and the balance sheets for the last three fiscal
years had not been prepared and audited, he said.

The international cities were competing with each
other on holding big events, developing infrastructure
facilities, convention centres, he said.

India`s financial capital does not lag behind on these
fronts, but there should be greater efficiency in managing the
affairs of the municipal corporation, the CM maintained.

Mumbai was among few cities in Maharashtra to get
financial aid from the Centre for implementing the Jawaharlal
Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), he said.

Members from treasury benches have demanded a probe by
an independent agency, CBI or a Joint Legislative Committee
(JLC) in to the affairs of the BMC, Chavan added.

PTI