Civic grievance redressal authority for Bengaluru soon | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: The government on Tuesday told the legislative assembly that it will soon set up a grievance redressal authority headed by a retired district judge for addressing the civic woes of Bengalureans.
Responding on behalf of CM BS Yediyurappa, law and parliamentary affairs minister Basavaraj Bommai said the government was serious about establishing the authority, part of the newly envisaged BBMP Act, at the earliest.
“The BBMP Act has a provision for setting up of the authority to address civic concerns if they are not resolved by civic agencies. It will be headed by a retired district judge as incorporated in the Act,” Bommai said in response to a question raised by Shantinagar Congress legislator NA Haris. The MLA said the authority alone can’t do much as it will concentrate only on BBMP issues, while other civic agencies like BDA, BWSSB, Bescom and BMRCL won’t fall under its purview. He urged the government to consider a co-ordination committee to assist the authority.
Bommai said the government has taken this into consideration and will look into setting up a committee, apart from examining if the authority can be given the power to deal with concerns pertaining to other agencies as well.
The authority will be empowered to look into issues ranging from defunct streetlights and bad roads to stormwater drains and waste disposal.

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