Karimnagar civic body to introduce zero hour at its meetings


Attempt to allow municipal corporators to raise issues concerning their respective divisions

For the first time in the history of municipalities in the country, the Municipal Corporation of Karimnagar (MCK) has decided to introduce zero hour discussion during its general body meeting, which would be held on December 22 at the municipal office in the town.

The municipality decided to introduce zero hour, one of the features of the Parliament and Assemblies, in general body meetings to allow municipal corporators to raise issues faced by their respective divisions.

Talking to The Hindu here on Saturday, Mayor S. Ravinder Singh said the move was to ensure that all 50 municipal corporators had freedom to talk about problems faced by people in their divisions. The authorities would record these issues and try to solve them in a time-bound programme, he added. At least one to two hours would be allotted for zero hour discussion which would be held after conducting the first session, he said.

“We want all the important issues to be raised in the general body meeting and we will try to find solutions to them as soon as possible,” he maintained. The Mayor also said that they have decided to invite all other departments like the police, revenue, electricity, education and medical to record their problems too.

Stating that they would make the zero-hour discussion a regular at all the general body meetings, Mr. Singh said they would regularly conduct meetings for every 60 days.

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