29 May '16, 11pm

Municipal commissioner of Pune,Kunal Kumar wants to announce open-data policies, like in London & Singapore

Municipal commissioner of Pune,Kunal Kumar wants to announce open-data policies, like in London & Singapore

sounds more like the CEO of a technology company than the municipal commissioner of PUNE , given how often he uses terms like open data policy , APIs and Internet of things. It's not just in words, but in deeds as well. In his current role since August 2014, the 40-year-old IAS officer of the 1999 batch has changed the way the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) operates — both internally and externally. And, he gives much of the credit to technology. "Technology is important in establishing a two-way dialogue with people and engaging with them, which is a step towards participatory governance. It also gives people an avenue to report issues and raise flags," Kumar said. The tech focus isn't just on the outside. Within the PMC, too, processes are being updated and a central dashboard — a simple, real-time interface —is being created to manage things. "When I joined, the exist...

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