August 2016
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The Election Commission of India announced the launch of a National Electoral Roll Purification (NERP) 2016 mission to improve health of electoral rolls. The mission is to be driven by the motto “No voter to be left behind”. The NERP-2016 will strive to improve the fidelity of the rolls through effective use of technology.

Other updates in this issue include the passage of the Karnataka Urban Development Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage (Amendment) Bill, 2016 by the Karnataka Legislative Assembly.

We would love to hear from you. Please write to us at asics@janaagraha.org

Regards,

Srikanth Viswanathan
Co-ordinator - Advocacy and Reforms

 
 
 

Image Courtesy: ECI

 
ECI launches mission to purify electoral rolls.
 
The Election Commission of India launched the National electoral roll purification (NERP) drive 2016, with the motto "No voter to be left behind". NERP 2016 will use GIS technology to optimise part boundaries.

View the Press Note here
 
 
 

Image Courtesy: The Hindu

 
Karnataka passes bill to crop off open spaces
 
The Karnataka Legislative Assembly passed the Karnataka Urban Development Authorities (Amendment) Bill 2016 in July. The bill which seeks to reduce the area reserved in residential layouts for open spaces from 15% to 10% and for civic amenities from 10% to 5% faces wide opposition from civil society and environmentalists. The provisions of the Bill are not applicable to Bengaluru.

The text of the Bill can be viewed here

 
 
 

Image Courtesy: Economic Times

 
CAG observations on Bengaluru Civic Agencies
 

The Economic Times published a snapshot of CAG’s observations, compiled by Janaagraha on the financial management of Bangalore’s civic agencies. CAG has made 48 serious audit observations on the finances of BBMP, BDA and BWSSB.

View the ET piece here

 
 
 

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Loophole in Bengaluru Rain water harvesting law plugged
 
The Karnataka Legislative Assembly passed a bill to amend the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Act 1964. The amendment bill makes rainwater harvesting compulsory in sites of not less than 216 square meters. The bill was amended to rectify a loophole in the previous act that left out BDA and Karnataka housing board sites.

The text of the Bill can be viewed here

 
You can view previous editions of our Policy Scan on our website at this link
 
 
 


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