submission of bank statement in support of the performance is being made compulsory. The senior officers have been asked to check the developmental works being carried on.
Recommendations of Deregulation Committee for smooth functioning of the urban local bodies are under active consideration of the state government.
Creation of data base for local bodies deserves highest priority, which can and is being utilized world over for improving systems, offices and organizations. In collecting, storing, retrieving and utilizing information, the use of computerization is well recognized. Computerization is being introduced in ULBs in phases. The SFCs have recommended creation of a state-wide data base relating to finances of urban local bodies for which Rs. 49.41 lakh has been earmarked for the ULBs in the State under URIF plans.
The Nagar Nigams, Nagar Palika Parishads and Nagar Panchayats are authorized in their respective Acts to raise loans from the open market by issuing debentures, with the prior permission of the State Government, or on the security of any immovable property
For the mapping of properties in urban areas, GIS technology has been used and mapping work is in progress in various urban local bodies. GIS work in Mathura, Meerut, Varanasi & Allahabad has already been completed. As a result of GIS survey about 25% to 30% coverage area has increased and more than 2 times demand has been raised.
In Jan 2009, the State Government took a decision to merge water boards into concern ed municipalities of KAVAL towns to make them more accountable to municipality’s boards.
The reporting/ dissemination of information by the Urban Local Bodies
As a measure of implementing good governance in urban local bodies and to provide connectivity
in sharing useful information among each other and also to Directorate of Urban Local Bodies and State Government, and to make whole system transparently -governed, it is decided to establish a computer information cell in each local body and State coordinating cell at the directorate level, and under URIF plan, Rs. 49.41 lakh used for the creation & maintenance of data base related to finances of Local Bodies
and a computer set with all accessories has been provided to each district head quarter ULB. The software firm UP DESCO is engaged for the supply of software, hardware and training to municipal officers & employees. The state government has also directed to ULBs to hire on contract basis a computer operator for generation and maintenance of all records in electronic form thereafter and digitization of old records. For the computerization of municipal records, it is decided to develop software packages for five major modules, covering 16 local administrative activities: 1. relating to the revenue/tax system, including
property, profession and water
taxes ; 2. Pertaining to personnel management system, such as
establishment and pay bills of staff; 3. electoral roll compilation; 4. relating
for maintenance of birth and death registers, to cashbook/accounting manuals, budgeting
census operations and and annual accounts;
and 5. Nagar
those pertaining to management of inventory Nigams and most of Nagar Palika Parishads
property and vehicles of having population above
the local bodies. Further 12 1 Lakh (UIDSSMT towns)
have developed their own websites and linked all electronic database to now to common people. A NIC controlled web portal urbansoft provide
websites which is easily internet based facility to
available all ULBs
for regular updating tax and nontax recovery and expenditure of grants in each month, which is reviewed
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