AAINA Portal

  Source: PIB  Context: The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has launched the ‘AAINA Dashboard for Cities’ portal (www.aaina.gov.in).   What is the ‘AAINA Dashboard for Cities’? It is a portal that enables Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to voluntarily submit key data, including audited accounts and performance metrics, on five thematic areas. Political …

Reservation in ULB

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Constitutional bodies, government policies and interventions.    Source: The Hindu Context: Bhakthavatsala Commission recommends a 33% quota for OBCs in ULB polls in Karnataka. The committee was formed following the SC directive.  The article is state-specific but can be read once. Recommendations: Reserve 33% seats for OBCs, including minorities, in ULB …

The scale of municipal finances is inadequate

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Local bodies(Municipalities and Panchayats), 73rd and 74th constitutional amendment Act etc   Source: The Hindu   Context: The health of municipal finances is a critical element of municipal governance which will determine whether India realizes its economic and developmental promise. Revenue losses after the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax …