PMC News

Explained: Started in 1971, Pune Municipal Corporation scheme that put it on back foot financially

PMC has been reconsidering its earlier policies that cut its revenue collection. Among them is the decision taken by the PMC in 1971 to enable 40 per cent concession in property tax.

PMC panel approves proposal for complete health cover for families of ex-corporators

From 50 per cent of medical expenses covered for former corporators till 2014, the elected representatives in the PMC included complete coverage for former corporators, their partners and children over the past few years.


3 months after PMC asks PMPML to remove hoardings from BRT shelters, still no action

It’s been almost three months since and the “unauthorised hoardings” put at various BRT bus stops without having requisite permission from the sky sign department in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad are still intact.

PMC to charge builders for more than one advertising board at construction sites

There is no specific mention in the Maharashtra Municipal Corporation Act on how many advertising boards should be put up by real estate developers at construction sites and no clarity on how many advertising boards should be exempted from fees, for which directions were sought from the municipal commissioner.

Civic depts to submit 5-year development plan to improve PMC’s credit rating

The civic departments are supposed to provide information on all the civic works that had an expenditure of more than Rs 5 crore in 2018-19 along with the impact of the project after its completion, she said.

Pune civic body to register births and deaths online

The system centralises data management of all recorded events for birth, death and stillbirth registrations, said Dr Kalpana Baliwant, sub-registrar and assistant medical officer of the PMC’s birth and death registration department.


Activists slam PMC over proposed 12 per cent hike in property tax

The Association said the PMC currently charges for services it is not offering, which is in contravention of the fundamental rights guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India — the right to life.

Pune: Corporators oppose civic body’s proposal to stop distribution of free garbage bins

The civic administration had said it was noticed that the free bins or buckets distributed to people were not being properly used.

In search of more funds, PMC proposes hike in multiple taxes: property, water and sewage

The PMC administration has proposed a hike of 5.5 per cent in general property tax, 1.5 per cent hike in water tax and 5 per cent hike in sewage charges for the next financial year.

PMC has not been able to check garbage burning across city, reveals RTI data

According to the information, the fire department received 1,983 calls about fires in 2018. The maximum, 253, were reported in March followed by 225 in April while the least, 87, were reported in July during the monsoon.