Nagpur: The Chairman of Fourth Finance Commission of Maharashtra J P Dange on Thursday presided over a meeting of NMC’s top officials and Heads of Departments at New Administrative Building in Civil Lines, Nagpur. The meeting was attended by Municipal Commissioner Shyam Wardhane, Additional Municipal Commissioner Hemant Pawar, Deputy Commissioners R Z Siddique, Sanjay Kakde, Additional Deputy Commissioners Pramod Bhusari, Achyut Hange, Deputy Director Audit A A Kumbhojkar, Chief Accounts and Finance Officer Madan Gadge, Deputy Director (Health) Dr Milind Ganvir, Superintending Engineer Prakash Urade, and all Heads of Departments, Executive Engineers and Assistant Commissioners.
Informing the meeting, the Municipal Commissioner said that the NMc is facing a big difference between income and revenue sources specifically after the scrapping of Octroi and enforment of Local Body Tax. There is revenue deficit of Rs 175 crore. The funds for development works in the rapidly growing city are falling short and the NMC presently needs Rs 265 crore for completing all the projects, said Wardhane and requested the Commission to recommend to the State for maximum allotment of funds to the NMC.
The Chairman J P Dange reviewed various development projects including solid waste management, 100 percent processing of sewage water, development of rivers and lakes, road repairs and development, expansion of electricity supply system, construction at Nallahs during rainy season, pump installations at public wells for regular water supply and other projects. The Chairman of Fourth Finance Commission asked the civic body about steps taken to increase revenue, whether drinking water and utility water could be supplied separately, how many slaughter-houses existed in Nagpur and income from them etc. The Chairman appreciated the e-governance system in NMC.
At the outset, the Municipal Commissioner Shyam Wardhane welcomed and felicitated the Chairman of Fourth Finance Commission of Maharashtra J P Dange by offering him shawl, shriphal, and memento. Deputy Commissioner Pramod Bhusari proposed a vote of thanks.