MCH likely to adopt Assembly pattern

HYDERABAD MAY 9. The Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad (MCH) is planning to follow the Assembly pattern in respect of seating arrangement for corporators in the Council Hall. Seats on the right side is proposed to be allotted for MIM and Congress corporators, while TDP and BJP members will sit on the left side.

At a coordination committee meeting held here the other day, it was decided to reserve the first row exclusively for MLAs and MPs, the ex-officio members. The Deputy Mayor, Standing Committee chairman and floor leaders will be accommodated in the second row, while the newly appointed co-option members will be given seats in the last row. This arrangement is accepted by all floor leaders, it is said.

The meeting was attended by the Mayor, T. Krishna Reddy, Deputy Mayor, G. Subhash Chanderjee, floor leaders -- Mohd. Nazeeruddin (MIM), Ram Naryan Yadav (TDP), Shyam Sunder (BJP), Shareef (Congress) -- and the Commissioner, Chitra Ramchandran.

The agenda for the Council meeting scheduled on May 15 is also finalised. There are 12 issues to be discussed, including the Standing Committee resolution for construction of a commercial complex at Sultan Bazar, an office complex at Secunderabad, a high level bridge across Hussaingsagar nala near Gandhi Nagar. Ther other matters listed are development of 23 play grounds and stadia, street lights and special revision of electoral rolls. The Council meeting will have a question hour of one hour duration from 10.30 a.m to 11.30 a.m

The question of live telecast of the Council proceedings also came up for discussion at the meeting. The Mayor and the floor leaders are believed to have urged the Commissioner to arrange for live telecast as is being done in the Assembly. There was also a suggestion to set up a closed circuit video camera in the Commissioner's office for monitoring the goings on in the MCH office.

The meeting also agreed to provide office accommodation to all the floor leaders on the first floor. The Deputy Engineer (Building Maintenance) is asked to attend to this work on an urgent basis.

The floor leaders are stated to have taken a serious note of the movement of outsiders on the office premises.

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