Local Government

Power, authority and responsibilities of Municipalities are listed in twelfth schedule of the Constitution of India.
Town Area Committee is constituted and governed by Municipal Council.
The Constitution (74th) Amendment Act 1993, mentions the Municipalities.
Provisions regarding Municipalities and Panchayats was made in the Indian Constitution in the year 1993.
The 74th Amendment Act of 1992 added Part IX A to the Constitution of India. It consists of provisions from Article 243P to 243ZG.
The 1st Municipal Cooperation in India was set up at Madras in 1687.
A college student desires to get elected to the Municipal Council of his city. The validity of his nomination would depend on the important condition, among others, that his name figures in the voters list.
Constitutional Article 243 P defines Municipalities.
Municipalities are known by various other names in different states.
Municipalities are controlled by the State Government.
A Panchyat Samiti at the block level is an administrative body.
A Municipal Council is situated in smaller urban area.
The Executive Officer of the Cantonment Board is appointed by the President of India.
K. Santhanam Committee was appointed to look at the issue of PRI finance.
Ward committees are found in Municipalities.
Article 40 of the Indian Constitution provides for the State to organise village panchayats and endow them with such powers and authority.

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