The PMO, unhappy with the progress made by BMC in the ease of doing business, has come down heavily on the richest civic body in Asia.
Last month, the PMO summoned Maharashtra chief secretary and the BMC commissioner to Delhi to discuss the reforms initiated by the civic body and further simplifies some procedures.
The meeting comes in the wake of the World Bank’s perception survey which said that some of BMC’s crucial reforms remained only on paper as developers complained that they still needed to pay bribes to get their projects cleared.
The World Bank findings were enough to fire up the PMO which summoned the Brihanmumbai Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta along with the Maharashtra chief secretary Sumit Mullick, where Mehta made a presentation on the reforms done by the civic body. Mullik admitted that they made a presentation but claimed that the PMO was happy with the work done by the BMC.