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Gurgaon: Nominations now open for residents’ council of GMDA

The GMDA has opened nominations to select members of the Residents’ Advisory Council, which is to have a minimum of 10 members and not exceed 15 members

gurgaon Updated: Jul 13, 2017 22:45 IST
Kartik Kumar
GMDA officer on special duty, V Umashankar, said such a council can utilise residents’ local knowledge to efficiently address ground-level issues.
GMDA officer on special duty, V Umashankar, said such a council can utilise residents’ local knowledge to efficiently address ground-level issues.(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)

After the ordinance for Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) was approved by the state government last month, officials have prepared the draft rules for constituting the Residents’ Advisory Council.

According to GMDA officials, the Residents’ Advisory Council will provide inputs and point out difficulties in matters pertaining to infrastructure and urbanisation in Gurgaon. The council will also play a role in assisting civic officials in formulating long-term sustainable solutions to such issues, they added.

The GMDA has opened nominations to select members of the council, which is to have a minimum of 10 members and not exceed 15 members.

Furthermore, it needs representations from various fields and can include members from residents’ welfare associations, industries and labour organisations that are eligible to submit nominations for the council.

Members of the public can submit their suggestions on GMDA’s website, www.gmda.in, till July 28 or send emails at gurugram.gda@gmail.com.

“With a view to create a more collaborative ecosystem for urban planning and development of Gurgaon, the council will engage with the administration to advise on issues faced by residents. This will help us implement projects in consultation with the residents,” said V Umashankar, officer on special duty (OSD), GMDA, and commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG).

Umashankar added that such a council can utilise residents’ local knowledge to efficiently address ground-level issues.

“The process of formulating the Residents’ Advisory Council is an opportunity to provide valuable inputs that can assist in creating an organisation that has the potential of becoming a highly effective channel for communication between the citizens and the government,” Umashankar added.