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TMC PROPOSED E TENDERING BUT WILL THE CORRUPT CORPORATORS-CONTRACTOR NEXUS OVERPOWER THE PLANS LIKE NEIGHBORING CIVIC BODY NMMC ?

tender3Under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission the Thane Municipal Corporation has proposed to begin e-tendering and kiosk system. This is a very welcome sign for making Municipal Corporation functioning as transparent as possible. Monika Bhosale has an insight. The Thane Municipal Corporation has proposed to install the e-tendering solution system under the JNNURM on BOT basis. The Thane Municipal Corporation floats near 70 tenders every month, which will now be uploaded on the corporation’s website through the e-tendering system. The system will include digital signatures too. The entire process will be on BOT and the administration is hoping to get the approval for the same. In an attempt to ease office work and make information of bills and pending dues easily accessible for citizens of Thane, the TMC has also planned to install the kiosk machine where in any citizen can put in their customer numbers and get information from the system. The TMC believes this will make property tax dept.’s work quite simpler and easier. The officer added that this system will make Municipal Corporation’s functioning transparent and accountable. It may be recalled that even the NMMC had announced that it would implement the e-tendering system but it’s been a year and the system never got implemented. The reason for this is that e-tendering means breaking the corrupt corporator-contractor-officials nexus and bringing transparency which no corporator or official wants. Hence it will be a wait and watch whether TMC successfully implements the system or TMC too fails on this front like neighboring corporation NMMC. With cameraperson Ravi Nikam, Monika Bhosale for NMTV News.

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