PCMC standing panel’s work to go paperless

It will ensure real-time monitoring of files,says civic chief.

Written by Express News Service | Published: April 8, 2013 1:08 am

Functioning of the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation’s standing committee is all set to go paperless by this week or next week. An order to this effect has been issued by Municipal Commissioner Shrikar Pardeshi.

With this,the PCMC becomes the first civic body in the state to adopt computerised system to facilitate standing committee work.

“The standing committee work will become fully computerised by this week or next week. The paperless work will ensure real-time monitoring of files and reduce unnecessary costs,” said Pardeshi.

Pardeshi’s top priority this year was to adopt paperless system. He had declared it as his New Year resolution when he announced a 10-point agenda to be implemented throughout the year.

Civic officials said Pardeshi hastened the computerised system for standing committee functioning as it sat on hundreds of files for months. “Despite civic chief’s request to clear the backlog,the standing committee sat on files for months. Pardeshi took serious note of this and decided to implement the computerised system in a bid to ensure real-time monitoring of files,” said officials.

Welcoming the move,former corporator Babu Nair said that the step will ensure transparent functioning of the committee that has earned the notoriety of being a “commission committee.”

Last week,Shiv Sena corporator Asha Shendge had questioned the way standing committee framed its agenda. “It was shocking to note committee’s agenda which lacked clarity. I had exposed it during the panel meeting and had also lodged a complaint with the civic chief,“ said Shendge.

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