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MCC Civic Group, a city-based group of social activists, has questioned the logic behind not involving representatives from NGOs and RWAs (resident welfare association) in the City Level Advisory Forum of the Mangaluru Smart City Limited (MSCL).

In an email sent to Rahul Kapoor, director and to Kunal Kumar, joint secretary, Smart Cities Mission, ministry of housing and urban affairs, group members stated that as per smart cities mission statement & guidelines, City Level Advisory Forum must have NGO and RWA representatives.

“Despite several related requests, including the district minister’s instructions, the representations are intentionally and deliberately neglected, leading to misuse of taxpayers’ money in crores, particularly during this pandemic period. Activities of Mangaluru Smart City Limited fail to comply with the declared guidelines,” the group alleged.

The 21 priority works listed in the guidelines — water supply leakage (preventive/ remedial) measures; sanitation (waste to gas and waste to manure); UGD maintenance; parks and playgrounds, among others, are ignored and some insignificant works are taken up without seeking suggestions from NGOs and RWAs resulting in a lot of errors.

The group members have sought a departmental enquiry and a disciplinary action against officials for dereliction of duty.

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Quelle/Source: The Times of India, 15.08.2020

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