Ajay Jadhav

Articles By Ajay Jadhav

How collective apathy of Pune civic officials, occupants put lives at risk

The PMC administration springs into action, identifying “unsafe” structures and serving notices to owners and occupants. This is how it has been happening year after year.

Government extends sports scheme to cooperative housing societies in Maharashtra

The societies will get Rs 15,000 each for football, badminton and cricket equipment, and Rs 12,000 each for volleyball and basketball. For yoga, the societies will each get Rs 10,000, for open gymnasiums they will each get Rs 50,000, and for exercise cycles, they will each get Rs 5,000.

Monsoon casualties: NDMA asks cities to provide information on number of deaths in June since 2010

In a communication to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), the state government said the NDMA has sought information on casualties during the month of June.

Pune: Five tonne bio-waste created daily but no facility to dispose

Deputy mayor Siddarth Dhende and corporator Sonali Landge had urged the civic administration to use the incinerator facility for dead animals to dispose of biological waste of chicken, mutton and pork generated in the city.

Pune: City units of political parties gear up for Maharashtra polls

In the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, the Congress had won only one seat in the state while the NCP won four seats. Both parties are likely to continue their alliance against the BJP-Shiv Sena in the Assembly elections.

Maharashtra: Water Resources dept told to draw interim blue lines for rivers

In a government resolution on July 10, the state government said directions were issued in May last year to fix the flood lines of rivers.

PMC to recommend works for which corporators can draw development funds

The move comes even as corporators have been spending ward development funds to purchase garbage bins, benches and cloth bags which they distribute in their respective wards.

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.

Up against a wall

As two wall collapses kill 21 workers in Pune this monsoon season, 50 municipal officers fan out across the city to inspect their housing conditions

Pune Municipal Corporation stops 40% concession in property tax

The PMC administration has been trying for the last few years to withdraw the concession scheme, saying it did not make sense to apply the same rule applicable for new constructions when old structures have been redeveloped.

Pune: Smart elements project ready, but govt bodies yet to wake up to it

The ECB, officials said, has been set up for the safety of citizens by enabling them to seek help in case of emergency situations and accidents and enables citizens to establish two-way communication with the control room through a camera and an audio-speaker.

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.

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.

No rule for appointment: Guardian minister is ex-officio chairperson of district planning panel

Between 2004 and 2014, senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar, who represents Baramati assembly segment, was the guardian minister for Pune.

Maha govt forms 20-member PUMTA to resolve transport issues in Pune metropolitan region

There have been complaints about poor public transport in the metropolitan region, which is often cited as one of the reasons for increasing number of private vehicles on the city roads.

Service charges, property taxes not paid, Pune Municipal Corporation may cancel health scheme benefits

The PMC land estate department also has been asked to strictly and regularly recover the amount on leased civic properties. The department has been told to provide details on vacant civic properties or land that can be developed for constructing structures for leasing out.

As Pune tries to manage amid water shortage, Metro project seeks five lakh litres every day

The Metro project’s request comes at a time when the tussle over the quota of water drawn by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), between the civic body and the state Irrigation Department, has reached the Bombay High Court. While the PMC has said it needs to draw more water to cater to the increasing population in the city, the regulatory authority has repeatedly asked it to slash the amount.

Explained: Why an NCP-Congress merger shouldn’t be a surprise

NCP has been aligning with the Congress for most of its existence, including in the last two Lok Sabha elections, citing similar ideologies.

Govt to register adverse remarks in annual report against urban bodies that fail to get ‘ODF+’ and ‘three star’ for waste disposal

The urban area of Maharashtra was declared Open Defecation Free on October 1, 2017, three years after the implementation of the programme. Similarly, an initiative to tackle waste disposal was launched on May 1, 2017.

Despite win, Supriya Sule stumbles in Daund and Khadakwasla

In a repeat of 2014 voting pattern, the NCP leader got fewer votes than her BJP rival in two of six assembly segments in Baramati Lok Sabha seat.