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B.PACPress Meet27th April 20132
B.PAC Genesis• Corrupt• Immoral• UnethicalWe, thecitizens, haveallowedpolitics to be• Free of corruption• Moral• Ethical• ...
4Why Bangalore? :Highly educated young peopleHighest per capita income amongmetrosLargest number of R& D labs, over375Over...
BPAC: What?5B.PAC’s VALUESLet’s be heardLet’s be fairLet’s be greenLet’s be accountableLet’s be progressiveLet’s be proudB...
B.PAC: How?Tackle poor governance on three fronts:• Ensure that educated voters participate in thepolitical process• Legit...
B.PAC: How?What B.PAC has done:• Created a comprehensive Agenda for Bangalore andsolicited support for this from political...
B.PAC: How?We will announce today the list of candidateswho B.PAC will endorse for the forthcomingassembly elections in Ba...
B.PAC: Agenda for BangaloreStrengthening the foundations of urban politicsProper governance structure for the cityPromotin...
10Team B.PACB.PAC is founded by prominent citizens, across diverseprofessions, whose love of Bangalore led them to have a ...
B.PAC candidate endorsement-Methodology
Selection of constituencies27constituencies• In Bangalore CitySelection ofConstituencies• Educated middle class• New voter...
Selected ConstituenciesS.No Name1 Byatarayanapura2 Malleshwaram3 Hebbal4 Sarvagnanagar5 Gandhinagar6 Rajajinagar7 Basavana...
Candidate selection• Approximately 270 candidates in 12constituencies• Filtered on the basis of:– Record of public service...
BPAC’s Endorsement CriteriaSl# Evaluation criteria1 A record of public service, public standing and visibility in Bangalor...
Application of criteria to choose final listSitting MLAs/MPs-• Performance as MLAs (DAKSH Scorecard,Assembly Record, MLA L...
Application of criteria to choose final listOther Candidates-• Public service record (based on publiclyavailable informati...
S No Const Name Candidate Name Party1 Byatarayanapura KRISHNA BYREGOWDA.C INC2 Malleshwaram DR. ASHWATHNARAYAN C N BJP3 Ma...
Thank you
AppendixB.PACSlides20
Build A Better Governance Structure ForThe City•Create a statutory planning approach for all aspects of economic and socia...
Bring Transparency andCitizen InclusionAppoint citizens in publicdecision-making and insolving problems at theneighbourhoo...
Strengthen the finances of the localbody and other city agencies• To maintain infrastructure• To support economic activity...
Ensure Accountability ofCivic Agencies• Public information on all tenders for worksexecuted in the city.• Regular progress...
Develop StrongInfrastructureWe need world class infrastructure, if we are to have aworld class city.• A comprehensive prop...
Strengthen the foundationsof urban politics• Despite the growing urbanisation in the country, thenumber of seats in State ...
B.PAC: StrategicInterventionsSupport voter registration efforts to maximize people’s participation in democracy.Establish ...
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  • With the highest per capita income in the cities of India, it is not easy to keep Bangalore on its planned trajectory of growth.The city has a surprising concentration of highly-educated and qualified young people. Its per capitaincome is the highest of all the metro cities in India. It has the largest number of R&D Labs, over 375,of any city in India. Over 400 of the Fortune 500 global companies are either located here or have aconnection to the city. Its banks have the third largest quantum of deposits and the fourth largestloan books. It has over 15,000 PhDs resident, many Institutions of National Importance, very manyengineering colleges, social science institutions etc. The speed at which it has developed from a‘retirement’ town into the centre of the country’s cutting-edge industries, is unprecedented.And yet, in many disappointing ways, Bangalore is the city of unkept promises. Despite all itsaccomplishment, Bangalore is a dreadfully ill-managed city, one in which competence and integrityseem sadly absent in the many arms of government and civic administration, and where most of itsproblems are being inexplicably allowed to fester. The resulting chaos, disenchantment anddisillusionment is so great, it is almost institutionalised.Something has to be done. That something is the Bangalore Political Action Committee, or “B.PAC”.
  • Being non-partisan, we do not favour one political party over anotherGood governance In the governmentWith Integrity and transparencyWe look to the quality of the city’s infrastructureSupport strong candidates for officeWe plan for a safer Bangalore
  • as all too often , governance breaks down because educated citizens have abdicated their responsibility to participate
  • as all too often , governance breaks down because educated citizens have abdicated their responsibility to participate
  • as all too often , governance breaks down because educated citizens have abdicated their responsibility to participate
  • Who are the B.PAC?Here they are.These are some of the movers and shakers on this city.
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  • Lacunae to be addressed:The policy, planning and administrative efforts of government are inter-twined, as a result of which there is inadequate clarity of roles and responsibilities of the BBMP, state government and Parliament for the city. • Reforms and policies that would have greatly improved the quality of life in the city are mandated by the 74th Amendment, the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act, and the BBMP Act, but are not being fully implemented.1. SEPARATION OF PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION – Create a statutory planning approach for all aspects of economic and social development, through the formation of a regional planning authority for Bangalore city.2. ACCOUNTABLE CITY GOVERNMENT – Establish a meaningful term of office for the Mayor of the city, the Corporation Commissioner and key civic officials, such that they have adequate time to develop a vision for the city and implement it. Ensure that the mandates of the 74th Amendment, and the recommendations of the Kasturirangan Committee, are implemented.3. SPECIAL STATUTE FOR BANGALORE – Introduce legislation as proposed in the Bangalore Metropolitan Region Governance Bill to strengthen public administration, to facilitate citizen participation in governance, and to enhance the powers of city government.4. CITY GOVERNMENT AS AN IMPORTANT THIRD TIER OF GOVERNMENT – All parastatals that provide civic services should be brought under a common authority for the city; to ensure that BBMP has capacity to administrate the areas of the city. Ensure that the key officials in the BBMP (and the parastatals, e.g. BWSSB, BMRTC, BESCOM) are appointed in time so that there is adequate leadership to meet the city’s needs for development. A municipal cadre should be established for the state, and officials in city government appointed from this cadre only.5. EXPERTISE – Appoint technical members in the Boards of the civic agencies, and technical advisory groups in each agency that bring in the expertise of private citizens into the regular functioning of service providers.
  • Growing disconnect between citizens and governance.
  • Strengthening the finances of the local body and other city agencies – Bangalore faces a serious shortage of finances to maintain infrastructure, support economic activity and sustain public services. Given the importance of the city to the economy of the state, it is important that we should keep this ‘engine’ of the state running smoothly. A number of proposals for increasing revenue are needed. For instance: The profession tax collected in the city should be earmarked by the State government for the city.50% of the stamp duties collected on property transactions in BBMP limits should be given to the city.50% of the road tax collected in the BBMP limits should be given to the city.Such funds can be given either to BBMP, or to the BDA, for infrastructure development. The principle of such use of funds can be applied in all cities in the state, and they would all benefit from the infusion of funds.
  • Ensuring accountability of civic agencies – To most citizens, it is not clear what the civic agencies are doing, or how well they are doing it. It is important to set measures of success for each of the agencies, and to also have public disclosure of their work, whether in small projects or at the level of achieving an overall vision for the city. BPAC will work for: Public disclosure of expenditure on all projects.Public information on all tenders for works executed in the city.Regular progress reports on all projects.Performance audits of projects undertaken by the officials of BBMP and other parastatals, with scope for citizen feedback.CAG audit of the municipal body each year.A public accounts committee to be created in BBMP to provide continuous improvement in standards for project execution.
  • Developing strong infrastructure – We need world class infrastructure, if we are to have a world class city. At the moment there are serious deficits in physical infrastructure, knowledge infrastructure, social infrastructure and financial infrastructure, and we must overcome these swiftly. A comprehensive proposal for infrastructure development across all sectors has been drawn up by the Karnataka Information Technology and Communication (ICT) Group, which was presented to the government on January 8, 2013. BPAC will advocate that each piece of this proposal be taken up by the government and instituted over the next 10 years.
  • Strengthening the foundations of urban politics – STRENGTHENING URBAN REPRESENTATION – Despite the growing urbanisation in the country, the number of seats in State legislatures and Parliament from urban areas has not grown. Explore legal and political processes to make representations that continuously reflect changing demographic trends.CAMPAIGN FINANCE – The permissible amounts of expenditure for election campaigns is currently too low, and needs to be set realistically. Also, regulation of campaign expenditure is weak. Take up necessary interventions in courts as well as with the Election Commission to set realistic limits for expenditure, and ensure that these are regulated well, so that the public gets a good view of all candidates before election day.
  • BPAC will seek to achieve its goals through concerted strategic interventions. The Constitution, law and process of public administration broadly define the framework within which our democracy operates, and therefore our interventions will focus on these.Support voter registration efforts to maximize people’s participation in democracy.Establish an Agenda for Bangalore, which is inclusive, and for the benefit of all Bangaloreans.Establish a steady stream of outreach and communication to all citizens, to whom the agenda of BPAC can be communicated, and whose support can be channeled to further the Agenda.Engagement with the political leadership of all parties, to seek to further the Agenda for Bangalore.Provide financial support to candidates contesting BBMP council seats, the 27 Assembly seats in BBMP areas, and the MP seats from Bangalore, who support the Agenda for Bangalore.Develop and maintain a program of informing voters about BPAC-supported candidates in elections, and recommend that they vote for them.Espouse legal processes necessary to further the Agenda for Bangalore.
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    1. 1. B.PACPress Meet27th April 20132
    2. 2. B.PAC Genesis• Corrupt• Immoral• UnethicalWe, thecitizens, haveallowedpolitics to be• Free of corruption• Moral• Ethical• Accountable• Transparent and fair• ProgressiveIt is up to us,the citizens,to makepolitics3Unless our conscience is clear we are not true citizens of this countryWe deliberately called it BPAC, the Bangalore Political Action Committee
    3. 3. 4Why Bangalore? :Highly educated young peopleHighest per capita income amongmetrosLargest number of R& D labs, over375Over 400 Fortune 500 companiesBanks with 3rd largest quantum ofdepositsBANGALORE HAS:Sample checks show a high (40%)proportion of knowledge workers, of which only 5% vote….Need to increase citizen participation in public affairs…•60% or Karnataka’s GDP•Fastest growing city in India•India’s only global city•Most educated city in India –vote bank of 40% of urbaneducated voters•Has put India on the globaltech map•Bangalore must be governedin line with citizen aspirations•Can we make our city a modelfor governance within thebest political eco-system?Bangalore isan importantcity as itdemonstrateshow India cantake itsrightful placein the world:
    4. 4. BPAC: What?5B.PAC’s VALUESLet’s be heardLet’s be fairLet’s be greenLet’s be accountableLet’s be progressiveLet’s be proudB.PAC is a non-partisan trustcommitted topromoting a betterquality of life forevery Bangalorean
    5. 5. B.PAC: How?Tackle poor governance on three fronts:• Ensure that educated voters participate in thepolitical process• Legitimise election funding and make it transparent• Hold elected reps accountable• Eliminate corruption and unethical practices6
    6. 6. B.PAC: How?What B.PAC has done:• Created a comprehensive Agenda for Bangalore andsolicited support for this from political parties andcandidates• Set up a core committee of prominent citizens from diversefields• Identified mentors to guide B.PAC’s activities• Partnered with several social organisations for voterregistrations,candidate endorsement and other activitiesfocused on governance• Created a gateway for citizen funding of political candidates7
    7. 7. B.PAC: How?We will announce today the list of candidateswho B.PAC will endorse for the forthcomingassembly elections in Bangalore. This is basedon a set of defined criteria to support ethicaland committed politicians8Endorsing the right candidates
    8. 8. B.PAC: Agenda for BangaloreStrengthening the foundations of urban politicsProper governance structure for the cityPromoting citizen inclusion in governanceStrengthening the finances of the local body and other city agenciesEnsuring accountability of civic agenciesDeveloping strong infrastructure9
    9. 9. 10Team B.PACB.PAC is founded by prominent citizens, across diverseprofessions, whose love of Bangalore led them to have a newvision for the city.Together, let us build a better Bangalore!
    10. 10. B.PAC candidate endorsement-Methodology
    11. 11. Selection of constituencies27constituencies• In Bangalore CitySelection ofConstituencies• Educated middle class• New voters12 finallyselected
    12. 12. Selected ConstituenciesS.No Name1 Byatarayanapura2 Malleshwaram3 Hebbal4 Sarvagnanagar5 Gandhinagar6 Rajajinagar7 Basavanagudi8 Jayanagar9 Bommanahalli10 Bangalore South11 Mahalakshmi Layout12 Padmanabhanagar
    13. 13. Candidate selection• Approximately 270 candidates in 12constituencies• Filtered on the basis of:– Record of public service– No criminal record– Educational background• 43 candidates made to second round.
    14. 14. BPAC’s Endorsement CriteriaSl# Evaluation criteria1 A record of public service, public standing and visibility in Bangalore2 Level of Education3 Filed income tax returns, if they were required by law to do so4No criminal record with any conviction for offences involving moral turpitude/ Not beeninvolved, directly or indirectly, or associated with any sectarian or fundamentalist groups5 No record of misuse of any public office for private gain6No history of violence/abuse (whether convicted in a court of law or not), particularly againstwomen or children7No direct financial or other conflict of interest between their personal dealings and the publicoffice they aspire to join8 A good knowledge of the governance of Bangalore city and understanding of e-governance
    15. 15. Application of criteria to choose final listSitting MLAs/MPs-• Performance as MLAs (DAKSH Scorecard,Assembly Record, MLA LAD Funds utilisation)• Details of Assets & Criminal Record (as peraffidavits filed with the EC and search ofpublicly available information)• Perception of BPAC and its mentors• Support to Agenda for Bangalore
    16. 16. Application of criteria to choose final listOther Candidates-• Public service record (based on publiclyavailable information)• Details of assets and criminal record (based onpublicly available information)• Perception of BPAC and its mentors• Support to Agenda for Bangalore
    17. 17. S No Const Name Candidate Name Party1 Byatarayanapura KRISHNA BYREGOWDA.C INC2 Malleshwaram DR. ASHWATHNARAYAN C N BJP3 Malleshwaram DR. MEENAKSHI BHARATH LSP4 Hebbal ABDUL AZEEM JD(S)5 Sarvagnanagar MICHAEL B. FERNANDES KJP6 Padmanabhanagar MRV Prasad JD (S)7 Gandhinagar DINESH GUNDU RAO INC8 Rajajinagar S. SURESH KUMAR BJP9 Basavanagudi B.K.CHANDRASHEKAR INC10 Basavanagudi SHANTHALA DAMLE LSP11 Jayanagar B N VIJAYKUMAR BJP12 Bommanahalli DR.ASHWIN MAHESH LSP13 Bangalore South DR. TEJASWINI GOWDA INC14 Mahalakshmi Layout N.L. NARENDRA BABU INC
    18. 18. Thank you
    19. 19. AppendixB.PACSlides20
    20. 20. Build A Better Governance Structure ForThe City•Create a statutory planning approach for all aspects of economic and social development, through the formation of aregional planning authority for Bangalore city.SEPARATION OF PLANNINGAND ADMINISTRATION•Establish a meaningful term of office for the Mayor of the city, the Corporation Commissioner and key civic officials, so thatthe vision for Bangalore can be implemented•Ensure that the mandates of the 74th Amendment, and the recommendations of the Kasturirangan Committee, areimplemented.ACCOUNTABLE CITYGOVERNMENT•Introduce legislation as proposed in the Bangalore Metropolitan Region Governance Bill to strengthen publicadministration, to facilitate citizen participation in governance, and to enhance the powers of city government.SPECIAL STATUTE FORBANGALORE•All parastatals that provide civic services should be brought under a common authority for the city•Ensure that the key officials in the BBMP (and the parastatals, e.g. BWSSB, BMRTC, BESCOM) are appointed in time•A municipal cadre should be established for the state, and officials in city government appointed from this cadre only.CITY GOVERNMENT AS ANIMPORTANT THIRD TIER OFGOVERNMENT•Appoint technical members in the Boards of the civic agencies, and technical advisory groups in each agency that bring inthe expertise of private citizens into the regular functioning of service providers.EXPERTISE21
    21. 21. Bring Transparency andCitizen InclusionAppoint citizens in publicdecision-making and insolving problems at theneighbourhood levelInclude citizen experts ineach of the StandingCommittees of BBMP.Form ward committeesin each neighbourhood,thereby involvingcitizens in routine worksat the ward level.22
    22. 22. Strengthen the finances of the localbody and other city agencies• To maintain infrastructure• To support economic activity• To sustain public services.Bangalorefaces a seriousshortage offinances• Profession tax collected in the city to be earmarked forthe city.• 50% of the stamp duties collected on propertytransactions in BBMP limits should be given to the city.• 50% of the road tax collected in the BBMP limits shouldbe given to the cityB.PAC: A freshapproach torevenueallocation23
    23. 23. Ensure Accountability ofCivic Agencies• Public information on all tenders for worksexecuted in the city.• Regular progress reports on all projects.• Performance audits of projects undertakenby the officials of BBMP and otherparastatals, with scope for citizen feedback.• CAG audit of the municipal body each year.• A public accounts committee to be created inBBMP to provide continuous improvement instandards for project execution.BPAC willwork for:Publicdisclosure ofexpenditureon allprojects.24
    24. 24. Develop StrongInfrastructureWe need world class infrastructure, if we are to have aworld class city.• A comprehensive proposal for infrastructure development acrossall sectors has been drawn up by the Karnataka InformationTechnology and Communication (ICT) Group, which was presentedto the government on January 8, 2013.BPAC will advocate that each piece of this proposal betaken up by the government and instituted over thenext 10 years.25
    25. 25. Strengthen the foundationsof urban politics• Despite the growing urbanisation in the country, thenumber of seats in State legislatures and Parliamentfrom urban areas has not grown. Explore legal andpolitical processes to make representations thatcontinuously reflect changing demographic trends.STRENGTHENURBANREPRESENTATION• Take up necessary interventions in courts and withthe Election Commission to increase the permissibleamounts of expenditure for election campaigns andregulation of campaign expenditure so that thepublic gets a good view of all candidates beforeelection day.CAMPAIGNFINANCE26
    26. 26. B.PAC: StrategicInterventionsSupport voter registration efforts to maximize people’s participation in democracy.Establish an Agenda for Bangalore, which is inclusive, and for the benefit of all Bangaloreans.Establish a steady stream of outreach and communication to all citizens, to whom the agenda of BPACcan be communicated, and whose support can be channeled to further the Agenda.Engagement with the political leadership of all parties, to seek to further the Agenda for Bangalore.Provide financial support to candidates contesting BBMP council seats, the 27 Assembly seats in BBMPareas, and the MP seats from Bangalore, who support the Agenda for Bangalore.Develop and maintain a program of informing voters about BPAC-supported candidates in elections, andrecommend that they vote for them.Espouse legal processes necessary to further the Agenda for Bangalore.27

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