REFORMS UNDER AMRUT

AMRUT Mission envisages improving governance through a set of 11 urban reforms which have to be implemented by achieving 54 milestones over a period of 5 years (2015-20), detailed in the Mission guidelines.

Besides creating infrastructure for basic amenities, Mission also focuses on Reforms and capacity building of the ULBs. The reforms aim at improving the delivery of citizen services, bringing down the cost of delivery, improving financial health, augmenting resources and enhancing transparency.

These reforms also offering to establish a single window for all approvals, establishing municipal cadre, achieving at least 90% of billing and collection of taxes/user charges, developing at least one park for children every year, establishing a maintenance system for parks and playgrounds, credit rating, implementing model building bye-laws etc.

The Mission sets aside 10% of annual budgetary allocation to be given away as an incentive to States/UTs for accomplishing the reforms within specified timelines.

The key expected outcomes under the Reform agenda are:

  • Energy efficient LED street lights in cities.
  • Energy audit of water pumps followed by replacement of inefficient pumps.
  • Conducting credit ratings and issuance of Municipal Bonds.
  • Reuse of treated waste water.
  • Single Window Clearance System for Construction Permits.
  • Capacity building.

LIST OF REFORMS

  1. E-Governance
  2. Constitution and professionalization of Municipal Cadre
  3. Augmenting double entry accounting
  4. Urban Planning and City Development Plans
  5. Devolution of funds and functions
  6. Review of Building by-laws and Single window clearance
  7. Set-up financial intermediary at State level
  8. a) Municipal tax and fees improvement. b) Improvement in levy and collection of user charges
  9. Credit Rating
  10. Energy and Water
  11. Swachh Bharat Mission

REFORMS INCENTIVE RECIEVED FROM MoHUA

Reform incentives received from MoHUA has been distributed among Cities based on the performance indicators

S. No.YearNo. of MilestonesIncentive Received (Amount in Cr.)
12015-162815.00
22016-171316.68
32017-181015.89
42018-19312.25
TOTAL: 59.82 Cr.

RANKING

KERALA achieved  7th Rank in Urban Reform Implementation (as per MoHUA RANKING) with an average score of 82.49%

STATUS REPORT ON CREDIT RATING IN 9 AMRUT CITIES

As part of AMRUT reforms, Credit rating has been conducted in all the 9 mission cities under AMRUT. All the Mission cities accepted ratings and the consultant has submitted the final report, financial assessment and improvement plan also. Please see the rating chart and status of 9 AMRUT cities.

S. No.ULBRatingStatusRating Agency
1ThiruvananthapuramBWR BBBFinal report, financial assessment and improvement plan submitted by the agency. Council not at decide Municipal BondM/s. Brickwork Rating India Pvt ltd
2KollamBWR BB+Final report, financial assessment and improvement plan submitted by the agency.M/s. Brickwork Rating India Pvt ltd
3KochiBWR BBBFinal report, financial assessment and improvement plan submitted by the agency. Council not at decide Municipal Bond.M/s. Brickwork Rating India Pvt ltd
4ThrissurBWR BBFinal report, financial assessment and improvement plan submitted by the agencyM/s. Brickwork Rating India Pvt ltd
5KozhikodeBWR BB+Final report, financial assessment and improvement plan submitted by the agencyM/s. Brickwork Rating India Pvt ltd
6KannurIr BB+Final report, financial assessment and improvement plan submitted by the agencyM/s. ICRA Limited
7AlappuzhaIr BBFinal report, financial assessment and improvement plan submitted by the agencyM/s. ICRA Limited
8GuruvayurIr BB-Final report, financial assessment and improvement plan submitted by the agencyM/s. ICRA Limited
9PalakkadIr B+Final report, financial assessment and improvement plan submitted by the agencyM/s. ICRA Limited

CITIES QUALIFIED FOR ISSUANCE OF MUNICIPAL BOND

As per the rating achieved by the mission cities, only 2 ULBs (Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram) are qualified for issuance of municipal bond with Rating status BWR BBB(Outlook: stable)

  • Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi Municipal Councils decided for issuance of municipal bonds with Rating status BWR BBB (Outlook: stable)
  • Improvement plan given to all other 7 cities for enhancing the rating.

AMRUT INCENTIVE 2017-18

Smt. Girija IAS, Mission Director, AMRUT Kerala receiving the incentive

AMRUT INCENTIVE 2016-17

Sri. Harikishore IAS, Director, Kudumbasree receiving the incentive on behalf of AMRUT

Last Updated on 12/07/2021