The draft legislation of Gurugram Development Authority (GDA) Bill 2016 has recommended that the authority be headed by a chief executive officer (CEO) — a senior IAS officer in the rank of principal secretary. The chief minister will be the chairperson of the authority.
GDA’s main mandate will be to provide integrated planning and coordinated development of urban infrastructure and provision of amenities, sustainable management of urban environment, social, economic and industrial development in the Gurgaon metropolitan area. The area could be reviewed and expanded from time to time.
The draft bill was uploaded on GDA website www.gdauthority.org on Wednesday for public feedback. GDA officer on special duty V Umashankar said so far four feedback emails have been received. A process of consultation with citizens and public representatives will start on November 10, he said.The final draft is to be submitted to the government by December 10.
A senior IAS officer in the rank of principal secretary will head GDA as CEO. Chief minister will be chairperson. The other members are Haryana minister of town and country planning, minister of urban local bodies, Members of Parliament from within notified area, MLAs in the notified area, mayor, chief administrator Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda), MCG commissioner, commissioner of police, a maximum of six nominated government officers and a maximum six experts from the field of urban infrastructure, governance, forestry, among others.
The council will advise the authority on the needs of citizens and will provide guidance in developing vision for the notified area. The council will comprise the CEO, a maximum of four officers of authority nominated by the CEO, three government officials posted in Gurgaon, eight to 15 citizens from various representative bodies.
The CEO in consultation with commissioner of police and MCG commissioner will prepare an integrated traffic management plan for managing flow of traffic. The plan will include measures for infrastructure development, construction of roads, bridges, subways, public transportation and parking spaces.
The CEO in consultation with the chief conservator of forests, deputy commissioner, MCG commissioner will prepare a plan for sustainable environmental management, including provision for tree plantation and horticulture, green spaces.
The authority shall promote, collaborate in and facilitate the establishment of affordable hospitals, research institutions, research into new knowledge areas, start-up companies, skill development centres, and such other institutions.
GDA will have and maintain its own funds that will be credited with money received from state government, share of money collected by municipal corporation, money received as grants, loans, advances from the central or state government , and all money borrowed by the authority from sources other than the state .
The GDA will also keep and spend all fees, charges or levies, money received from disposal of property, rents and profits from other sources. The authority will be eligible to receive proportionate development charges for external development works, and levy duty on transfer of immovable properties.