JANAAGRAHA CENTRE FOR CITIZENSHIP
Bengaluru: Outgoing councillors seek 30-month tenure for mayor
In a separate development, a former councillor has moved the high court questioning the appointment of an administrator to the BBMP and seeking immediate polls.
Outgoing councillors demand greater powers for the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike
Two corporators who have served as mayors of the city i...
Citizens reclaim playgrounds while BBMP remains aloof
A BBMP official admitted that citizen groups make their work easy and that the corporat...
Pune adjudged best governed city
Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, released the 5th edition of its Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS) report which covered 23 major cities
Bengaluru Budget: Unlocking revenue potential
There is a call to include professional tax, entertainment tax and luxury tax -the city generates over Rs.1,000 crore -in the BBMP tax net.
86% of BBMP budget was used to pay old bills
Between 2012 and 2014, the state government gave the city corporation Rs 6,498 crore for various projects, documents show.
Thiruvananthapuram, Pune and Kolkata emerge as best governed cities
The Annual Survey of India’s City Systems, which examines city systems on the basis of 83 governance parameters, reveals that Indian cities fare very poorly compared to global benchmarks.
This is Bengaluru city's public purse
ET brings a snapshot of some of CAG's observations, compiled by the Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy.
Quality of life list: Delhi slips to 6th, Mumbai No.1
Mumbai topped the list of 21 big cities in a survey on the capability of a city administration to deliver better quality of life over the medium and long term.
Swachh City Solutions App for garbage free India by April
Urban Development Ministry announced it would launch a mobile App for citizens to post their complaints about garbage pile-up in their areas and seek timely redress.
Bengaluru-based non-profit 'I Paid A Bribe' to offer advice and advocates to fight corruption
IPAB will launch an online platform to help the victims of corruption fight bribe takers with legal consultation and offering the services of an advocate.
ET by invite: BBMP elections an opportunity to change Bengaluru city's governance
If elections happen, it is a great occasion for citizens to demand candidates to demonstrate political leadership and support for governance reforms.
Delhi polls: 22 per cent voters names need deletion, says NGO
Releasing findings of its survey, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy said in addition to 22 per cent voters requiring deletion, addresses of 11 per cent electorates were not found.
Poor citizens in Bengaluru more active, says report
Citizenship participation, the study found, was greater among the poor and illiterate than among the middle and upper classes of the city.
Civic systems: Delhi ranked fifth in India, way behind world
A survey by Bangalore based Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy has ranked it fifth behind Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhopal and Patna.