With Focus On Smart Governance, NDMC Presents Budget For 2018-19
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on January 16 announced its Budget worth Rs 3,935.91 crore for the financial year 2018-19, with enhanced focus on education and smart governance.
"The total receipts of the Budget Estimates (BE) 2018-19 are Rs 3,935.91 crore against Rs 3,677.24 crore provided in Revised Estimate (RE) 2017-18. The actual receipts in 2016-17 were Rs 3,465.20 crore," NDMC Chairmam Naresh Kumar said while presenting the Budget.
"I'm of the view that in public service, electronic (e) and mobile (m) governance are one of the most efficient and effective tools to improve the municipal delivery system to the next level and to solve the problems being faced by the citizens," he added.
The goals set up for e-governance and m-governance include rendering municipal services and grievance redressal through mobile application, mobile e-challaning, geo-tagging of public toilet units, development of software for municipal housing allotment, online road cutting permission system, online applications for electricity and water connections and online mutation of properties.
The smart city project continues to extract a major portion of the civic body's Budget for the third year. Various initiatives planned under the smart city project by the NDMC include setting up of solar trees, smart roads and smart parking systems, smart bus queue shelters and smart public toilet units, among others.
Introduction of a student exchange programme with northeastern states, introduction of Management Automation Systems in the NDMC and Navyug schools, setting up of language labs and digital libraries are among the items listed on the Budget in the education sector.
Development of five NDMC schools on the Lodhi Road into schools of excellence, conducting quality assessment of Navyug schools and setting up of teachers resource centre are among the other items listed in the Budget in the sector.
With inputs from Housing News