Despite a century and more of Local self Government , India presents a none-too happy picture. It has been riddled with too much political interference and plagued by widespread corruption. With the lack of responsiveness, transparency and accountability in its working the common man feels alienated and disinterested in civic affairs.
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Dr. DAVID ANTHONY PINTO, joined MCGM in a relatively junior capacity and retired as Deputy Municipal Commissioner During 37 years of distinguished service, Dr. Pinto worked in various capacities including as Secretary to a long line of Mayors and Municipal Commissioner and as Senior Ward Officer. Reputed to be a tough administrator, Dr. Pinto earned the goodwill of one and all for his dogged perseverance to readdress people’s grievances and solving major civic problems. While in service Dr. Pinto pursued his master’s degrees in Political Science and law. His doctoral dissertation. “the Mayor the Commissioner and the Metropolitan Administration” is prescribed by his alma mater the University of Bombay as a reference book for postgraduate students. Married to Annie, Dr. Pinto is a recipient of many Awards. With a brilliant Academic record-first position in B.A. and M.A. in Political Science of the University of Bombay, Dr. MARINA RITA PINTO, Wife of the late Evarist retired as Professsor of Public Administration from Bombay University. As a scholar Dr. Pinto’s Research includes Higher Education Urban development, administration and City governance. Her erudite papers have been presented both at national and international forums. Dr. Pinto’s Books include Federalism and Higher Education: The Indian Experience and Metropolitan City Governance in India. She has been the recipient of several prizes and scholarship of the University of Mumbai and the Haldane Essay. Competition Prize of the Royal Institute of Public Administration London.