After ward meetings, Mayor pushes for zonal level meets

After ward meetings, Mayor pushes for zonal level meets

Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun.

As the next step to the ward committee meetings, mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun has proposed the officials to hold zonal level meetings across all eight zones.

In a letter to Bruhat Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad, the mayor has proposed to direct joint commissioners of all zones to hold meetings at zonal levels so that issues get resolved before they reach the BBMP council meeting.

Speaking to reporters during the ward committee meeting held at Jayanagar ward on Saturday, she said: “I have asked the commissioner to issue a circular regarding this during the last week. The zonal officials can collate the data gathered from ward committee meetings and try to resolve issues holistically in each zone.”

However, this is not the first time that such a move has been made, said Gangambike.

“There was a similar proposal long back, during the time of former mayor G Padmavathi. But that proposal was not mooted further. If we indeed implement this move, there will be decentralisation of work and the strength of the council meeting can be utilised for other larger issues,” she said.

It is proposed that the zonal level officers can hold such meetings, with the collaboration of officials from other government agencies such as Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited, police and so on, once in two weeks.