The Mayor feels IT industry has not done enough for Bengaluru. Sir, here are four things that IT can do for the city quickly.
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(a) Digitise the property records in the city, and host them online, so that everyone can see who is paying taxes, who is not, and how much. Likewise, digitise the records of government properties, spatially, and put them up online.
(b) Digitise the records of all public works, including the history of works on each road, and put them up.
(c) Digitise file movement in the BBMP, so that the routine work of the agency becomes easily trace-able.
(d) Put up the agenda of Council meetings two days ahead of each meeting, and ask the public to give their opinion on the subjects being discussed. Likewise, publish the meetings of all ward committee meetings, and send them out electronically to resident associations, ward-wise.
I’m sure there are many more ideas that we can all think up together, Mayorji. I suggested all these things to your leaders when your party was in power, Sir. But they seemed shocked at the idea.
I’m glad you have woken up to the many possibilities of technology, and I look forward to seeing you do any one of these in your remaining term. I’ll find you a minimum of hundred IT volunteers to work on each of these projects.
Double or quits?