Bengaluru’s ward reservation list released – Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
The state government released the wards reservation list for city council seats To reserve the 23 wards for the Scheduled Caste (SC) community in the BBMP council elections, from the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Bangalore district. The High Court issued fresh dates to the state government to. Press Release: Bangalore: 10 November to ensure that Ward Committees constituted on 31st October in all the wards of the city should Court from time-to-time (i.e. on , and on other different dates). BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike), is the new administrative body BBMP was formed in by merging wards of the erstwhile Bangalore The history of municipal governance of Bangalore dates back to March 27, , .
Therefore, of the 28 ACs, 23 ACs have a ward each which is reserved. The second method is simpler, wherein you take the wards in the city, and arrange them in descending order of their SC population. The top 23 wards with the highest SC population are reserved. The government originally attempted reservations using the first method, and also using a process that was in violation of the Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act.
The urban development department originally chose the first method saying that it ensures even distribution of reservations across the city.
BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike)
In Decemberboth the reservation list and the method were struck down by the HC and the court asked the government to redo the list. Click here to see population data for wards.
It is this second method that the government had to follow when issuing the new list.
With the second method, only 12 of the 28 ACs will have wards reserved for the SC community. Using this method, Citizen Matters has compiled a list of 23 wards in the city with the highest SC population.
The population figures have been obtained from the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Bangalore district. This is also because eight waste processing sites that have been established at the cost of Rs.
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These directions require segregation of waste at source and its management in local areas. As a result, accumulated mixed waste was being dumped in quarry pits in and around the city resulting in massive environmental and health impacts on local village communities.
The Court felt that such legal objections could be raised independently. But the Ward Committees now set up must begin functioning immediately.
Issued by Namrata Kabra, Mallesh K. Petitioners have come up with suggestions that Ward Committees have to now discharge the twin task. Firstly of examining Ward Micro Plan prepared by the BBMP for each Ward with regard to solid waste management and secondly, to prepare a fresh plan depending on the needs of each Ward pertaining to solid waste management as per directions already issued by this Court from time-to-time i.
In order to facilitate Ward Committees to effectively discharge their duties as per directions issued by this Court and in terms of obligations cast upon it under Section 13 I h of the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act, so as to ensure proper solid waste management and sanitization in the respective Ward, the BBMP has to make available orders containing specific directions issued by this Court in these writ petitions from time-to-time by preparing booklets.
This exercise shall be completed within ten days from today.
We hope and trust that Ward Committees will engage themselves seriously in the task assigned to them under the provisions of the Municipal Corporations Act,particularly, Section 13 I, and also in terms of the Rules pertaining to Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, We also hope that respective Ward Committees will prepare action plan and submit action taken report to the BBMP in such meetings and the BBMP shall place before the Court substance of such decision taken, and action initiated, for perusal and further action by this Court prepared in a tablular form Ward-wise and the same shall also be uploaded in the BBMP website.
It is submitted by the petitioners that the BBMP has now resorted to dumping the solid waste in Quarries situated in Bagalur, Mittiganahalli, Bellahalli and other Quarries in those villages situated in the vicinity of Bengaluru City.