ELCITA (Electronics city Industrial Township Authority)
Organized By: Department of Management Studies, New Horizon College of Engineering,Bangalore
Students: III SEM, MBA
ELICITA -A FUTURISTIC INDUSTRIAL TOWNSHIP In a fast-changing world, it is always a challenge to stay abreast of technology and constantly keep learning. Corporate leaders also have the challenge of retaining top talent, particularly those who wish to pursue. Services provided by elicita are Town planning and Estate management. The ELCITA logo is a Morse code representation of the name and was designed by Abhay Cheema Design Studio, Bangalore.
ELCITA is founded on a set of principles that it upholds in its management and activities. It is governed by inclusive processes that take into consideration the needs of all the stakeholders through consultative processes. Excellence in all the interactions and projects. Fair Play & Dignity are conduct with dignity and uphold ethical practices. Chatham House Rule will be governing the confidentiality of individuals and information exchanged at meetings with a view to allow free expressions and discussion. Collaborate on projects for the benefit of all members in the estate.
The students were enthusiastic to be able to know the insights about the Services provided by elicita I.e. Town planning and Estate management. The activities and principles followed by elicita in electronic city, and students are very keen in knowing the various practices followed by them I.e. 1.Regulation and construction of buildings 2. Planning for economic and social development 3. Roads and bridges 4. Water supply for domestic, industrial and commercial purposes 5. Public, health, sanitation, conservancy, solid waste management and fire services 6. Urban forestry, protection of environment and promotion of ecological asp 7. Safeguarding the interests of weaker sections of society, including handicapped and mentally retarded and improvement of slums 8. Provision for urban amenities and facilities such as parks, gardens and playgrounds 9. Burial grounds and crematoriums 10. Public amenities including street lighting, parking lots, bus stops and public conveniences 11. Regulation of slaughter houses and tanneries 12. Any other matter as may be prescribed.
Some of the students are interacted with the concern persons about their challenges in planning and implementation. Their answers are as follows
Challenges Faced During Transition The transfer of property records from the village panchayats was a herculean task. Records were incomplete, illegible and even inaccurate in some cases. Documents were handwritten, or in hard copies, causing delay. This required calling for help from experienced, retired municipality officers to extract the right records. ELCITA had to move the records from Form 9 to Form 24 of CMC. Even today, there are cases being transferred as and when they are found. Collection of property tax, management of khata and building approvals were new areas for ELCITA team, where more focus and training were required. Retired government officials were hired to help ease the transition, understand the processes and meet the requirements. Though relevant records were transferred, the revenue department’s software was yet to be updated to serve the industrial township. One ELCITA member who could not register his property highlighted the issue and ELCITA had to work with Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department (RDPR) at the highest level to resolve the issue. The registration was possible when the properties of Industrial Township were listed under CMC in the App. While tangible items were transitioned with little or no hiccups, the transition of mindsets, of the ELCITA teams and citizen companies was a larger task. While many understood and accepted the new concept of Industrial Township Authority.
Students acquired bundels of knowledge related to planning and management of infrastructure and town planning. And as wll as the challenges faced by elicita and how they overcome and suceeded in their future endevours.