Two unproductive and tumultuous years of JMC board & Jaipur mayor
Jaipur: The fifth board of Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) and Jaipur mayor completed two years in office on Friday but both the board and the mayor have no significant achievement to list.
The mayor remained on the radar of councillors who lobby to remove him from office. On the other hand, even chief minister Vasundhara Raje was unhappy with JMC, which is why monitoring of Hingonia Gaushala, sanitation work and fogging was handed over to the district collector.
Despite a historic win in urban body elections, JMC board failed to meet up to expectations of the public and the mayor could not perform. BJP councillors are up ante against the mayor and have opposed his working style at the general body meeting. Besides,
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The mayor has no significant achievements during the past two years. He was not able to convene JMC board and executive committee meetings on time. He heads the building plan committee but even then he was not able to organise the committee meeting on time.
In the past two years, the JMC board organised meetings six times. Two were on budget, two were special meetings and the remaining was called after councillors mounted pressure on the mayor. The meetings predominately remained a platform for allegations and counter allegations and there was hardly any discussion on city’s development.
In all, the board failed to fulfil expectations of the public and even basic public issues such as sanitation, sewerage, road light remained largely unattended. In August 2016, rain played havoc in Hingonia Gaushala and due to muck, hundreds of cows died. JMC proved incapable in handling the cow shelter and the government had to face much criticism. Finally, it handed over its monitoring to the district administration and now a private trust handles the Gaushala.
Another issue which invited shame for JMC was an audio clip of a conversation between three sanitation committee chairmen which went viral. The issue became so worse that the mayor had to ask the three chairmen to step down. But the mayor was unable to appoint new chairmen of the three committees.
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