BBMP act notified

Bengaluru, Dec 22 (UNI) The state government has notified the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Act in gazette, perationalising a law that is meant exclusively for Bengaluru’s governance and paving the way for a huge delimitation exercise before elections to the civic body can be held.

The Act, which was passed by the legislature, received the Governor’s assent on December 19. As per the Act notified and the Supreme Court staying the Karnataka High Court order for conducting BBMP elections to 198 wards, the government can now go ahead with a delimitation exercise to divide the city into 243 wards.

Until now, Bengaluru was governed under the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act Bengaluru will now have two mayors in five years – each one getting a 30-month tenure. So far, a mayor had a one-year term.

The Act proposes to divide the city into zones – up to 15 – and each one will have a committee. The Act also proposes ‘constituency consultative committees’, which is expected to give MLAs more say in the way the city is run.


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