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Kareer to head Pune Smart City Development Corporation

May 19, 2016 | By

Urban advancement office main secretary Nitin Kareer has supplanted metropolitan official Kunal Kumar as the administrator of Pune Smart City Development Corporation (PSCDC) top managerial staff.


Insiders say Kumar’s uneasy associations with nearby legislators may have taken a toll him the exceptionally vital post.

The state government, be that as it may, does not see any political edge in the arrangement. A senior government official told, “The state has taken this choice and there is rationale behind it.”

Nitin Kareer prior served as Pune civil chief and has friendly relations with all gathering pioneers in the city. The decision NCP pioneers in the PMC, particularly party city boss and Rajya Sabha MP Vandana Chavan, was at loggerheads with Kunal Kumar and had authoritatively enrolled a grievance with the state and Center in regards to his style of working.

Kareer told that he has not got subtle elements and will remark on the improvement on Thursday. Kunal Kumar recognized the arrangement of Kareer and said, “The legislature has transferred the GR and I have no earlier data.”

The GR states the PSCDC will need to sign contracts with national and worldwide organizations and raise reserves utilizing open private association model. “Considering these viewpoints and handholding required in the main period of the Special Purpose Vehicle the legislature has rolled out this improvement. Additionally, it has considered the way that different urban communities in different states have designated senior government authorities as head of Smart Cities Mission,” the GR included.

Amid endorsement of the Smart City Mission proposition, Kumar hosted bolted horns with all get-together pioneers aside from BJP.

“The state government is excited about actualizing the Smart Cities Mission venture. The Modi government has chosen Pune and Solapur from Maharashtra and boss pastor Devendra Fadnavis needs to guarantee the two urban communities react to Modi’s fantasy venture,” said a BJP pioneer.

The state likewise expected that with Kunal Kumar and NCP city administration at loggerheads, the task may get wrecked. Additionally other gathering pioneers charged that Kumar was not counseling chose individuals in arranging works under the Mission. Sources said a pull of-war between IAS campaigns likewise assumed a part in the evacuation of Kunal Kumar.

The SPV, which has the obligation of executing activities under the Smart Cities Mission, was enlisted in March. Named Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited, the organization has seven partners.

Of them, six incorporate the leader, standing board of trustees director, pioneer of the House, pioneer of restriction, PMC magistrate and extra official. The divisional official would be the seventh partner as a state agent.

The Union government has discharged its underlying offer of Rs 194 crore. The PMC and the state government are presently anticipated that would raise stores for real execution. The PMC needs to offer push to including private speculators.

The SPV, in relationship with PMC, may begin 15 ventures under the Smart Cities Mission in the following three months.

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