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GMC to engage private firm to carry out study

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, June 10 � In a bid to strengthen the municipal administration system and bring institutional reforms to deal with the recurring administrative problems, Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) would now take the help of a management study.

As per the recommendations of the Third Assam State Finance Committee, the corporation has decided to engage a private firm and form a study group, for carrying out a management study for the staffing pattern of GMC. The project is supposed to determine the optimum number of staffing requirement in the corporation.

The study group, for which expression of interest has already been invited by the GMC, would also assist the State government in accomplishing the objective of institutional reform that is an essential criterion for project-funding under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). As per the mission objectives, reforms in the administrative structure of the urban local body (ULB) are mandatory to derive funding for various urban developmental projects.

�The study would mainly concentrate on suggesting optimization of staffing pattern, review of organizational structure of the corporation, suggesting feasible decentralization of municipal structure and study of the best practices in municipal cadre management in the Indian context. It would also suggest the creation of cadre system of municipal staff for urban local bodies in Assam,� a source in the corporation said.

�Already facing problem on several administrative fronts, the civic body is looking forward to get some useful suggestions from the experts in the field that can strengthen its internal structure. The recommendation would also help in determining the staffing pattern of other municipal bodies of the State in future,� he further mentioned.

�The study would take four months� time after the consultancy firm is finalized. The consultancy firm would be decided on quality cum cost based selection (QCBS) pattern,� he added.

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GMC to engage private firm to carry out study

GUWAHATI, June 10 � In a bid to strengthen the municipal administration system and bring institutional reforms to deal with the recurring administrative problems, Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) would now take the help of a management study.

As per the recommendations of the Third Assam State Finance Committee, the corporation has decided to engage a private firm and form a study group, for carrying out a management study for the staffing pattern of GMC. The project is supposed to determine the optimum number of staffing requirement in the corporation.

The study group, for which expression of interest has already been invited by the GMC, would also assist the State government in accomplishing the objective of institutional reform that is an essential criterion for project-funding under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). As per the mission objectives, reforms in the administrative structure of the urban local body (ULB) are mandatory to derive funding for various urban developmental projects.

�The study would mainly concentrate on suggesting optimization of staffing pattern, review of organizational structure of the corporation, suggesting feasible decentralization of municipal structure and study of the best practices in municipal cadre management in the Indian context. It would also suggest the creation of cadre system of municipal staff for urban local bodies in Assam,� a source in the corporation said.

�Already facing problem on several administrative fronts, the civic body is looking forward to get some useful suggestions from the experts in the field that can strengthen its internal structure. The recommendation would also help in determining the staffing pattern of other municipal bodies of the State in future,� he further mentioned.

�The study would take four months� time after the consultancy firm is finalized. The consultancy firm would be decided on quality cum cost based selection (QCBS) pattern,� he added.