Cidco re­port on Pan­vel Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion de­layed by 3 months

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A com­mit­tee headed by Konkan com­mis­sioner has been formed to study the fea­si­bil­ity of for­ma­tion of Pan­vel Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion that will in­clude the ar­eas of Pan­vel Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil (PMC), Cidco nodes and some vil­lages.

The com­mit­tee formed in Novem­ber last year was to sub­mit its re­port to the state govern­ment in a month’s time. Three months later, Cidco did not sub­mit the ac­counts re­port asked from it by the com­mit­tee which pre­vented the com­mit­tee from mak­ing its sub­mis­sion to the govern­ment.

On Thurs­day, Cidco sub­mit­ted the re­port, which has led to the fi­nal stage of the com­mit­tee work be­ing taken up.

While Konkan com­mis­sioner Tanaji Sa­tre is the chair­man of the com­mit­tee, its sec­re­tary is PMC chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Mangesh Chi­tale. As per the or­ders given by the ur­ban de­vel­op­ment depart­ment of the state govern­ment to the com­mit­tee, it had to sub­mit its re­port on the for­ma­tion of the pro­posed Pan­vel Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion by the first week of Jan­uary this year.

Tanaji Sa­tre, Konkan divi­sional com­mis­sioner, said: “Cidco of­fi­cials have sub­mit­ted their re­port to the com­mit­tee for the pro­posed Pan­vel Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion. Our com­mit­tee is now work­ing on it.”

He added, “We have re­ceived the re­ports of other bod­ies. There are still three meet­ings of the study com­mit­tee to be held fol­low­ing which a fi­nal re­port will be pre­pared and sub­mit­ted to the govern­ment.”

Since t he pop­u­la­tion in Pan­vel re­gion has gone upto 8 lakh, there is a pos­si­bil­ity of Pan­vel Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion be­ing des­ig­nated as ` D’ cat­e­gory mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion. How­ever, if it is clas­si­fied as ` C’ cat­e­gory mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion, it will be el­i­gi­ble to get a num­ber of govern­ment grants and in­cen­tives.

Since the taxes to be paid by the res­i­dents of Cidco colonies will go up once the mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion is formed, sev­eral political par­ties and so­cial or­gan­i­sa­tions have asked the study com­mit­tee to take the res­i­dents into con­fi­dence and then de­mand a mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion.

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