In a major setback for the BBMP commissioner, the elected council has turned down his proposal for powers to approve tenders worth Rs 10 crore.
At a special meeting on Saturday, the council led by Mayor M Goutham Kumar decided to maintain the current system which allows the commissioner work approval powers up to Rs 1 crore, the standing committee between Rs 1 crore and Rs 3 crore and the council from Rs 3 crore to Rs 10 crore.
BJP floor leader KV Muneendra proposed rejection of the commissioner’s proposal and was backed by corporator Padmanabha Reddy.
The commissioner’s proposal for approval powers up to Rs 10 crore would have allowed him to take a call on all kind of tenders.
His proposal called for escalating the powers of the standing committee to Rs 10 crore-Rs 12 crore, and the council’s powers to Rs 12 crore-Rs 15 crore. However, it was turned down.