Mumbai29 minutes agoAuthor Vinod Yadav
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According to the report, this year the attendance of councilors was 82 per cent, but in 2019-20 it also came down to 74 per cent.
99.55 percent of the councilors of the country’s richest municipal corporation have not given priority to the complaints and questions of common citizens during 2017-18 to 2020-21. Due to which in the last four years, no councilor has got A grace on the criteria of quality of questions. This important disclosure has come from the Mumbai Municipal Councilors Report Card-2021 issued by the non-governmental organization (NGO) Praja Foundation.
Giving information about the report card of the councilors, Praja Foundation director Milind Mhaske said that in the year 2012-13, the attendance of the councilors used to be 81 percent. Which came down to 69 per cent in 2014-15. He said that the tenure of the existing 227 councilors started from 2017-18. This year the attendance of councilors was 82 per cent, but in 2019-20 it also came down to 74 per cent.
50 percent councilors asked only 17 questions in four years
Nitai Mehta, founder and managing trustee of Praja Foundation, says that in these four years from 2017-18 to 2020-21, about 50 percent of the councilors of Mumbai Municipal Corporation have asked only 17 questions. The surprising thing is that in these four years, the councilor Mohammad Salim Qureshi and Smt. In this episode, not a single question was asked in various meetings held during April 2020 to March 2021 amid the global corona epidemic.
Average performance score of political parties
The average score of political parties in Praja Foundation’s Mumbai Municipal Councilors Report Card-2021 has also been released. According to the report, the average performance score of 28 councilors of Congress was 57.21 percent, that of Shiv Sena’s 92 councilors was 55.88 percent, that of Samajwadi Party’s 6 councilors was 55.05 percent and that of BJP’s 81 councilors was 55.01 percent.