Apparently, BMTF's website inviting online complaints against encroachments and building violations have drawn the unwanted attention of powers that-be and the website http://bmtf.gov.in/ has been brought down unfortunately.
As per the latest Deccan Herald report, BBMP engineers are angry at being issue arrest warrants and are baiting for the scalp of none other than the head of BMTF - ADGP, Dr. R.P.Sharma and to totally disband it.
Is this to be construed as overreach on the part of BMTF ? - probably not, because as per it's mandate - "The functions of the task force shall be better protection of the property belonging to the government, the Bangalore City Corporation (now BBMP), the BDA, the BWSSB, the City Municipal Councils (CMCs) and the Slum Clearance Board in Bangalore." - quoting http://www.deccanherald.com/content/267081/after-16-years-govt-realises.html
Unsubsantiated rumours as per Deccan Herald say that Dr. Sharma might be transferred as early as tomorrow. In this particular case, BMTF is an oversight body that is much needed in my personal opinion.
Also, as per the same report, BMTF will be "taken-over" by BBMP.
Is there anything we can do to delay/avoid this needless shunting out of officials carrying out their assigned task ?