Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) got a new administrator, IAS officer Gaurav Gupta. This will be in addition to being the principal secretary to the commerce and industries department.
As the administrator, BBMP commissioner Manjunatha Prasad will be reporting to him. The appointment comes as the BBMP council's term drew to a close on Thursday.
IAS officer Gaurav Gupta appointed as BBMP administrator
Senior IAS officer Gaurav Gupta was appointed by Karnataka CM Yediyurappa to be the administrator of the BBMP. Till a new council is elected, the administrator will oversee the civic body's activities and BBMP commissioner Manjunatha Prasad will be reporting to him.
The BBMP bill which has been under discussion for a while plans to restructure the administrative body including increasing the term of mayor from 2.5 years to five years. There are also plans to increase the number of wards as well from 198 to 225.