e-Governance mandatory for assistance under JNNURM

State Government, ULBs to sign MoA with Government of India


Samir Sachdeva | March 5, 2010

Saugata Roy, Minister of State, Urban  Development in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today stated that e-Governance is a mandatory reform for all urban local bodies identified for central assistance under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission(JNNURM).

The other mandatory reforms for ULBs include shift to accrual based double entry accounting, property tax (85% coverage and 90% collection efficiency), 100% cost recovery (water supply and solid waste), internal earmarking of funds for services to urban poor and provision of basic services to urban poor.

The State governments and the ULBs would execute Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Government of India indicating their commitment to implement identified reforms. 

MoA would spell out specific milestones to be achieved for each item of reform.  Signing of MoA will be a necessary condition to access central assistance, the MoS added




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