Council meetings – BBMP will be telecast for people to watch.
Council Meetings – BBMP held once in a month are going to be webcast live. For the 1st time in India, the BBMP will be telecasting the council meetings through BBMP’s official website.
People will soon be watching the proceedings live. This telecast is in the lines of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha proceedings.
BBMP – Benglauru Mahanagara Palike :
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, is the administrative body responsible for civic amenities and some infrastructural assets of the Greater Bangalore metropolitan area. It is the fourth largest Municipal Corporation in India being responsible for a population of 6.8 million in an area of 741 kms.
Its roles and responsibilities include the “orderly development of the city” — zoning and building regulations, health, hygiene, licensing, trade and education. It also includes quality of life issues such as public open space, water bodies, parks and greenery.
A mayor and deputy mayor of the council are also elected for a period of 1-year, though not by popular vote.
Council Meetings – BBMP
The council meetings – BBMP are attended by all the corporator’s of 198 wards. These corporator’s raise the demands and needs of their constituencies. All major decisions regarding policies are taken in this meeting.
The Mayor of Bengaluru, the Deputy Mayor and BBMP Commissioner Chair all council meetings. Sometimes other top officials of BBMP also attend the council meetings to give answers to corporators.
Corporator’s under watch in Council meetings – BBMP
Live telecast of Council meetins – BBMP will help in engaging people in decision making. The 198 corporator’s are elected by people. It is important for the people to know what the elected representatives of their respective wards discuss in these council meetings.
People will know and get a complete picture. This will get a chance for the people of the city to take a better and good decision in electing the corporator in the next elections.
Corporator’s behaviour and their debate will be on watch in the council meetings – BBMP. There will be less disruptions because people will be watching. On trial basis the BBMP recently webcast the mayoral elections.
Live stream of Council meetings:
The decision to live-stream the council meetings – BBMP was proposed in June by BBMP special Commissioner B.M.Vijay Shankar. The proposal was taken up after city based NGO Janaagraha found that to be a key demand during a survey.
The live streaming will increase the transparency of the civic body regarding its functioning.