Saturday, November 7, 2009

Civic budget: PCMC invites suggestions from citizens

The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has invited suggestions from citizens about projects to be included in the municipal budget early next year.

Municipal commissioner Ashish Sharma has appealed to citizens to send their suggestions regarding projects that needed to be taken up in their respective areas to the zonal offices concerned till November 13.

Preparations for the PCMC annual budget for 2010-11 is in progress. Sharma stressed on the importance of public participation during the planning of the budget and said that a decision has been taken by all zonal committees that projects suggested by the citizens will be considered for inclusion in the budget.

Citizens are requested to suggest developmental projects they want to be implemented in their wards or zones. The zonal officer and the executive engineer will verify the suggestions and the projects and if it is found reasonable, it will be included in the municipal budget.

The PCMC has made available suggestion forms at all zonal offices free of cost. The forms will be accepted at the zonal offices till 5 pm on November 13.

For the civic budget for 2007-08, 18 citizens had sent their suggestions.

In 2008-09, there were 34 citizen suggestions.

In 2009-10, 66 citizens voiced their suggestions.

For the coming budget, the zonal offices have so far received 139 suggestions.

The Times of India

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