February 2016
Hi,
 

We're happy to share with you that the Directorate of Local Bodies, Rajasthan has issued a tender for empanelment of charted accountants for the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in Rajasthan. Also covered is professional tax levy as alternate fund source for municipalities.


We would love to hear from you. Please do write to us with your suggestions and feedback.

Regards,

Srikanth Viswanathan
Coordinator - Advocacy and Reforms

 
 
 

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Rajasthan to Empanel of CAs for audit of ULBs
 
The Directorate of Local Bodies, Rajasthan , has issued a tender for the empanelment of charted accountants for preparation of accounts and auditing annual accounts of Rajasthan's ULBs for the financial years 2013-14 to 2015-16. Janaagraha is happy to have assisted in this effort. Read more here

 
 
 

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Pune releases draft Parking Policy
 
The Pune Municipal Corporation has released a draft public parking policy to ease traffic woes in the city. The policy aims to reduce personal motor vehicle use and incorporate new traffic management concepts through appropriate and eco-friendly use of land. Alternative modes of transport are expected to get a boost, as well. Read more here


 
 
 

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Disaster Risks in Cities Today
 
The spate of urban disasters in the country have raised questions on the adequacy of municipal capacities in terms of finances, governance and disaster management. ULBs must urgently incorporate disaster risk assessment into urban planning and design, as urban disasters grow more frequent and deadly. Read more here

 
 
 

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Leveraging Profession Tax to fund city infrastructure
 
Municipalities need to look at alternate sources of revenue to fund their significant infrastructure needs. Fiscal decentralisation would go a long way in making cities self-sufficient and take control of their finances. Profession tax offers a buoyant source of revenue to fund capital expenditure in cities. Read more here

 
 
 


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