Gurgaon: RWA members to be nominated to GMDA’s residents advisory council through lottery
There will be a maximum 15 and a minimum 10 members in the council who will be nominated from RWAs, industry, real estate, services, labour associations and civil society.gurgaon Updated: Jul 18, 2017 21:49 IST
In a unique initiative, the presidents of various residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) will be nominated to the residents advisory council (RCA) of the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) through a draw of lots.
There will be a maximum 15 and a minimum 10 members in the council who will be nominated from RWAs, industry, real estate, services, labour associations and civil society. The authority has prepared draft rules for the nomination of members and has sought suggestions and objections to the draft rules. The members will be known as ‘resident members’.
The GMDA officials claimed that the RCA, once set up, will be a first of its kind in a development authority in the country and it has been proposed to ensure the active participation of people from various sections of society.
As the ordinance for GMDA has been approved by the state government last month, the authority is likely to start functioning as soon as the government releases the final notification.
The members from the RWA would be nominated by the chief executive officer of the GMDA while members from industry, real estate, services, labour associations and civil society will be nominated by the chief minister who will be the chairperson of the authority.
“We have put the draft rules on the website for receiving feedback from the public. The council is aimed at utilising residents’ knowledge and expertise in local issues,” said V Umashankar, officer on special duty, GMDA and commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Gurugram.
The proposal has received a positive response from RWA members so far.
“It is a good initiative to directly connect with the public. So far, the residents have to make rounds of government offices for presenting their issues. Public representation in a vital body such as the GMDA will be beneficial for the city,” said Dinesh Agarwal, president RWA sector 14.
People can submit their suggestions on GMDA’s website www.gmda.in or mail them to email@example.com till July 28.
Vinod Tayal, vice president DLF Phase-2 RWA, said, “Unless residents and authorities work together, nothing can be achieved. Authorities do not know the day-to-day problems unless residents or RWA members approach them. Such a council will be helpful in achieving this aim”.
Besides RWAs, there is a provision to nominate a member from areas outside the limits of the MCG but within metropolitan area by the chairperson from a panel of five names submitted by the deputy commissioner.
From industries, a member will be nominated from a panel consisting of chief executives of industries.
To represent real estate, a member will be nominated from a panel of three names, consisting of developers in the notified area as submitted by the CEO of GMDA.
From serviced sector, a member will be nominated from a panel of three names submitted by NASSCOM. For labour representation, a member will be nominated from a panel of three names consisting of heads of labour associations submitted by the labour commissioner.
From civil society, there will be members from MGOs working in the field of environment conservation, water conservation, solid waste management; residents who have experience in urban planning, architecture and engineering, who have been in civil or military service; and those who have contributed in the fields of law and legal affairs, literature, art, culture, sports, education and health.
One member will be nominated from among the presidents of registered RWAs in sectors developed by Haryana Urban Development Authority, whether transferred to the MCG or not. Second member will be nominated from among presidents of RWAs from areas developed by builders and transferred to the MCG or areas being developed by builders. The third member will be nominated from among presidents of RWAs in areas of MCG, other than areas developed by HUDA or developers.
Eligibility for nomination from RWAs
•RWA should be registered under Haryana Registration and Regulation of Societies Act, 2012
•Should have duly audited annual accounts of the society for the financial year prior to the year of consideration
•Should have not less than 50 members who are residents of the area concerned
•Should have no office bearer who has been convicted by any court of law
•Should have its website which has its rules or bylaws
•Should have a list of members along with their residential address
First Published: Jul 18, 2017 21:37 IST