V Balasubramanian retired as Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Karnataka. He was also the Chief Adviser to the Joint legislature committee on land encroachment (Ramaswamy committee), and the Chairman of the Task force for recovery of encroached government land.
State government is planning to soon enact the BBMP Bill for Bengaluru’s governance. But the city’s growing problems cannot be solved with the current governance structure or by merely increasing the number of wards, as envisioned in the Bill.
Since BBMP is unfit to manage Bengaluru’s problems, it should be replaced by a strong authority that governs the entire Bangalore Metropolitan region. This authority should include the chief minister, Bengaluru MLAs and MPs too, opines retired IAS officer V Balasubramanian