Chairman of Nagpur Municipal Corporation standing committee Sandeep Joshi will table civic bodys budget for financial year 2010-11 in the general body meeting scheduled at Town Hall on May 29.
A senior NMC official informed that as per the City of Nagpur Corporation (CNC) Act, 1948, the civic budget should be presented in March. However, this year, like last year it was delayed by almost two months.
The then municipal commissioner Aseem Gupta had presented his budget proposals with an outlay of Rs 824.55 crore. However, as per usual practice Joshi is likely to inflate it to Rs 900 crore. Gupta had proposed various novel schemes like 10% rebate on property tax for environment-friendly homes, foot overbridges at busy junctions. Pay and park facilities at spare lands in layouts. He had proposed to set up separate finance department for each zone and provide necessary staff.
An amount of Rs 87.60 crore was set aside for zonal committees. Other schemes proposed by Gupta include providing Icards to BPL persons, benefits to the handicapped and more facilities to NMC school students, upgradation of healthcare system,creation of hawking zones, upgradation of Phule Market, etc.
Joshi, for the first time in history of corporation, had invited suggestions from several organisations representing trade, environmental groups, sports, and even senior citizens while making budget proposals.
Based on recommendations from these organisations, we prepared a budget and presented it before the house on May 29, Joshi informed.