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Appraisal of Monitoring and Implementation of UIDSSMT Reforms in Maharashtra

Publication date

Jan, 2012

Details

Report submitted to the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India

Authors

Simanti Banyopadhyay

Abstract

The main objective of the study was to track the progress, meet stakeholders, identify key challenges and give a thorough review of the mandatory reforms in UIDSSMT schemes for cities in Maharashtra. The study was conducted with nine sample cities. The cities chosen were Aurangabad, Panvel, Shirdi, Malegaon, Panchgani, Jalna, Latur and Kolhapur. The mandatory reforms are on account of e-governance, municipal accounting, property tax, user charges and internal earmarking for urban poor. The study scrutinized elaborately the steps taken by the urban local government to comply with the agenda for reforms. It produced nine reports, one on each city. Overall the findings were satisfactory. All the urban local bodies have attempted to progress on the lines of the UIDSSMT reforms agenda. This is particularly true for e-governance and municipal accounting. The Government of Maharashtra also has contributed in developing an elaborate module for e-governance which can be adopted by the cities.

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