Municipal governance in India Current Affairs, GK & News

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Bill to enable public participation in municipal governance

The state government of Karnataka tabled the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Bill, 2020 in the Legislative Assembly. The Bill seeks to enable public participation in various levels of municipal governance. The Bill also provides for an independent legislation and seeks to improve decentralisation, integration of public participation at various levels of municipal governance and ..


Haryana government constitutes inter-district council to identify developmental priorities of State

The Haryana government has recently constituted an inter-district council, under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, to identify the developmental priorities of the State. The inter-district council will prepare district specific action plans, assessment of development needs, and delegate powers to panchayati raj institutions and urban local bodies. Further the body will regularly ..


Punjab government signs MoU with e-Governance Foundation (e-Gov) of Nandan Nilekani to provide citizen centric services

The Punjab Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with e-Governance Foundation (e-Gov) of Nandan Nilekani regarding the managing of electronic governance of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) throughout Punjab. With this, a total of 67 services would be provided online within a span of one year under 12 modules — that are property tax, ..


UP Government launched a mass marriage scheme ‘Mukhyamantri Samoohik Vivaah Yojana’ for BPL families

The Uttar Pradesh government has launched a mass marriage scheme ‘Mukhyamantri Samoohik Vivaah Yojana’. In it, the state government will spend Rs 35,000 on each couple, besides gifting them mobile phones and household items, and the social welfare department will conduct the mass marriages. The marriage programs regarding the scheme will be organized by urban ..