Perform or Get Out: T.S. Govt. to GHMC Corporators

Hyderabad: Does the state government has the power to disqualify a duly elected corporator if he fails to perform? Well, if the state government has its way, it wants to incorporate all such clauses in the proposed new GHMC law. According to sources, the government wants to bring in a new act in which any corporator who fails to address the civic issues within stipulated time period should be disqualified from the membership of the GHMC council.

Such a law, the government feels will make the members more accountable and responsible. The government proposes to introduce the new GHMC bill in budget session to be held in March. Before that, the Government will seek legal opinion as well invite suggestions from people.

Officials told The Hans India that under the newly introduced Telangana Municipal Act -2019, it had made it mandatory for the elected ward members in all municipalities responsible to ensure that 85 per cent of the total saplings in their respective divisions planted under Haritha Haram survive. This clause was, however, not used regarding the outgoing council members.

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