This week’s NMMC Standing Committee ended on amidst huge arguments and discussions. The members of the ruling as well as the opposition voiced concern over the decreasing number of proposals being submitted in the standing committees. NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Anant Sutar warned the administration that if NMMC failed to bring in civic works proposals, then he would not allow the functioning of the Standing Committee meets. This week NMMC Standing Committee saw objection from the opposition party during the signing of the register itself. Congress corporator Dashrath Bhagat criticized the NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Anant Sutar questioning why for the last 6 months, there was a decrease in proposals related to public works. He further stated that the chairman was just approving proposals related to audits in the standing committees. Dashrath Bhagat alleged that civic proposals were purposely not brought into the Standing Committees and intentionally kept on hold. He said that he gathered this information under the RTI. On the other hand, other standing committee members like Shiv Sena’s Dilip Godhekar, Vijaynand Mane and NCP’s Suraj Patil, Chandrakant Patil, Shivram Patil and Sneha Palkar too expressed their disapproval on the number of civic works being approved in the Standing Committee. Responding to the concerns of the standing committee members, Chairman Anant Sutar warned the NMMC administration that if NMMC does not bring in proposals of civic works in the first week of January, he will not allow the functioning of the Standing Committee. Assuring the Standing Committee, DMC Jagganath Sinnarkar said that they have called for 20 tenders through which more proposals will be brought in the standing committee for approval. After these discussions, the Standing Committee Chairman signed the register and the meeting began. With cameraperson Vinayak Dalvi, Monika Bhosale for NMTV News.
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