Big dip in accessibility, awareness rates of Mumbai corporators

The overall accessibility and awareness rates of elected representatives have dropped by 27.7%. Their overall perceived performance rate too has dropped, by 11.8%, revealed a performance audit conducted by Praja Foundation, a voluntary organisation.

Corporators Ashwini Mate, Ritu Tawade and Manali Tulaskar were the most accessible, and Arun Kamble, Ajanta Yadav and Jyotsna Parmar were the least accessible.

“The overall attendance of corporators dropped 6.7%. Ten 10 of them didn’t ask even a single question in 2013-2014. Of this, three councillors—Anita Yadav, Jyotsna Parmar and Lalita Annamalai—didn’t ask a single question in two years since they were elected,” Praja Foundation founder trustee Nitai Mehta said.

Ramashish Gupta, Prajakta Vishwasrao and Sagar Thakur fared well when it came to discretionary-fund-utilised category. Corporators Shantilal Doshi, Subhada Patkar and Bhavna Mangela has a bad performance in this category.