SAGAR CITIZENS FORUM (Regd.)
Ground, Road No.4, Pestom Sagar, Chembur, Mumbai 400 089
25231588 / 9820685807
SALIENT FEATURES OF L.A.C.G.s
vs A.L.Ms publicity proposed in Pestom Sagar to convert
the existing ALM into the proposed L.A.C.G. & roadmap for awareness
main objective of the LACG concept is to create an institutional
basis for a formal structure of citizen civic interaction
and partnership, so as to ensure a sustainable working process,
that is not based on personalities or restricted to a single
programme or scheme, and that can also be applied across the
city for partnerships with other Government agencies.
objectives included for better coverage of different civic
problems and empowerment of local citizens to co-ordinate
and co-operate with MCGM and, in future, with other local
authorities, to ensure
speedy redressal of various pressing civic issues, through
which any eventuality and disaster management is possible
by the Citizens themselves, while MCGM do not absolve themselves
from their basic responsibilities of provider of civic amenities
segregation of wet and dry garbage
maintain cleanliness of the area.
Zero garbage zones
Watchdog to encroachments
an LACG can undertake
can be involved in the planning, implementation, awareness
creation, monitoring, feedback, etc. of various issues that
pertain to their locality. These include suggestions to BMC,
joint working with BMC, communication to and from citizens
or BMC, etc. The basic idea is to enable a sustained method
of engagement between citizens and BMC so that optimal solutions
can be found for various civic-related matters in that area
consistent with overall policies, plans, procedures, projects
for the entire city.
BMC in grassroot level implementation and speedy redressal
of civic-related programmes by which local Citizens are immediately
and directly benefited. .
LACGs can play a crucial role in the integration
of community-based disaster preparedness and mitigation plans
prepared by BMC, and in the strengthening of local capacities
and institutions that will enable the mitigation of the impact
of subsequent disasters.
who are interested will be suitably empowered to enable them
to ensure enforcement of BMC Rules and implementation of BMC
schemes. e.g. hiring private agencies to guard against / collect
administrative charges from / prevent offenders, taking up
Solid Waste Management activities as Agents of BMC, etc. subject
to certain conditions and specific agreements.
social workers to get suitably empowered.
co-ordinate with Nodal Officers for immediate redressal of
local civic related problems.
illustrative list of some of the activities to be undertaken
by an LACG is as follows:
a joint survey
of their area regarding all civic matters
feedback regarding BMCs Overall plan for
the area for the next 3 months by BMC
ideas and proposals
/ Solid Waste Management
BMC in Undertaking special
drives (cleanliness, polio eradication, etc)
- reporting noise and air pollution, as
well as visual pollution such as unauthorised advertisements,
poster and political banners.
Roads giving suggestions regarding parking, signals,
dividers, road repairs, footpath repairs, street lights,
repair of underground pipes / cables of utilities
footpath traffic, littering, waste, encroachment, noise,
etc. nuisance from shopkeepers or commercial organisations
& Preventing Encroachment on
footpaths and public spaces - hawkers, vagrants, miscreants,
nearby slum dwellers
excavation of roads and footpaths for
management of water, electricity, etc. & immediate clearance
of debris from the sites etc.
and to be a watchdog against Unauthorised / illegal
warnings, reporting situations and providing feedback
dissemination: Acting as contact
points for citizens for information, guidance, feedback
to and fro on BMC related matters.
as per standard formats(permitting BMC to publicize their
tel. numbers and email ids.)
email to send reports and receive communication from BMC
envisaged for LACGs
enlisted in left side column from Srl.No.1 to 16
obligatory support to LACGs
appoint 227 Nodal Officers at each Councillor Ward for LACGs.
undertake a Joint mapping of the LACG area regarding all
civic matters, and prepare a report about the situation
with remedial suggestions, and to file it with the relevant
BMC and/or other Govt. departments.
to inform LACGs suitably in advance about their proposed
activity such as plans and programs including Work Orders
and permissions given to utilities for road excavation,
etc. for that area, to enable the LACG to give feedback,
prepare for it, inform citizens, etc
ensure that all LACG meetings
are held regularly, with attendance of competent BMC officials,
as specified. (detailed meeting structure and objectives
put into place a process for resolving issues and implementing
the Nodal Officer and through meetings at LACC (fortnightly),
Ward (next fortnight), Zone (monthly), Additional MC (monthly),
and MC levels in the form of group meetings
of concerned LACGs.
provide the specified support for each of the listed activities
that the LACG takes up.
internal procedures and policies to be suitably changed
so as to take
cognisance of the reports, feedback and suggestions received
and to prepare Action Taken Reports as well as take decisions
and prepare action plans.
shall provide Enforcement Squads / Nuisance Detectors where
required by LACGS for enforcement of Rules. BMC to incorporate
LACGs in Enforcement Squads (if they so desire) to assist
in enforcement of all relevant Rules.
to use services if offered by LACGs on an Agency basis LACGs
for implementation of local schemes / plans of an area.
set up information systems / internet
linkages for data, communication
and action between LACGs and BMC to work smoothly and transparently.
such information that BMC is required to or intends to share
publicly, shall also be shared with the NGO Council and
to act as an interface between MCGM and citizens, for which
an MoU has been signed with BMC.
will give assistance for training and capacity building
of its own officers / employees as well as citizens who
are participating in LACGs in order to improve the efficiency
of working of this system.
circulars will be amended where required to give effect
to the working of the LACG concept as outlined in these
Rules and as decided by the Apex LACG Committee from time
to time (including circulars pertaining to ALMs and LACCs).
publish a monthly newsletter in association with the NGO
Council regarding LACG activities and related matters at
its own cost.
will provide in-kind support for activities that an LACG
undertakes. e.g. making composting pits, providing plants
for greening, etc.
to pay an honorarium to LACGs (with Final Registration)
who undertake to carry out reporting and monitoring functions
for BMC on a regular basis.
other obligatory responsibility as decided by the Apex Committee
from time to time.
comes 2 steps forward, and invites Citizens to come 1 step
forward with an intention
to utilize the expertise of administrative talents
of citizens with private sector corporate, international,
civic and socio economic experience,
qualified and talented, willing to devote their spare
time, opted to
live in particular locality wherein
an LACG is formed, to
be a part of civic administration to improve their own residential
area, in co-ordination and co-operation with BMC, and BMC
undertakes to fulfill the obligations as defined in Srl. No.1
to 17 and also to finance, as an honorarium, on certain specified
Honorarium were being paid to ALMs, whereas ALMs had to fend
for themselves through their own means / begging bowls.
This is the abstracts taken from MCGM-NGO Council Citizens
Charter made effective from 1.4.2006 and planned to be propagated
all over Mumbai.
For rules and procedures of LACG eligibility, registration
etc. please visit www.karmayog.com
L.A.C.G. ROADMAP -
PUBLICITY & AWARENESS IN THE AREA
Charter published by MCGM w.e.f. 1.4.2006
level implementation & publicity/ awareness programme proposed:
1: Put up application
for LACG and obtain registration and get Photo Identity Cards for
Office bearers and Street Committee member.
2: a) Wide coverage
in Pestom Sagar News bulletin
Coverage in Chembur Metro; Mumbai Mirror, other available
Convene meetings of all Chairmen/Secretaries of Housing Societies
of the area; including slum Rahivasi Sangh / Vyapari associations
etc. alongwith M/W Nodal Officer; who comes with Audio Presentation
in CD. (If audio voice recording is professionally done through
Mr.Harish Bimani or Mr.Amin Sayani the inbuilt voice familiarity
will boost the determination of MCGM in implementing LACG, and bring
confidence of Citizens about the sincerity of approach)
Also Nodal Officer to supply some MCGM awareness Posters
(Posters suitably designed
to depict MCGM Headquarters on top left corner & few
city buildings mixed with slums (to represent LACGs) on right side
and two hands coming together to shake hands in middle, with narration
of MCGM responsibilities & proposed LACG activities in lower
-portion of each depictions)
Wall painting in Bold letters in the compound wall of the
Member Societies who permits painting and convey civic messages
of LACG (to be in Marathi / English) so that all passersby/citizens
in the area to note the introduction of LACG.
LACG to take positive approach and request non-member establishments
to enroll them to be members of LACG, through individual letters/circulars
and public notices put up at various strategic points in Pestom
of locality by Nodal officer with LACG members.
4: (a) Convene an interactive meeting with Nodal Officer about
the problems of the area, in which local Police Authorities also
to attend (Nodal Officer to ensure it) and discuss various ground
level problems with representatives of LACGs, Rahivasi Sangh from
slums; and Vyapari Associations and other prominent Citizens.
Interactive meeting also to get attendance of allotted conservancy
staff of the area, including, if required, the sweepers; who
all will be given token gifts/souvenirs by Pestom Sagar Citizens
Forum LACG inscribed on it.
5: Regular interactions
with Nodal Officers and if required with higher hierarchy; and also
regularly endeavour to expand membership base at ground level to
achieve successful partnership with MCGM and Pestom Sagar LACG.
SAGAR CITIZENS FORUM (Regd.)
GROUND, PESTOM SAGAR,