municipal corporations

Swachh Bharat test: Can Kejriwal show a way out of the civic mess that is New Delhi?

So, what ails our municipalities and who governs Indian cities? What needs to be done to transform their effectiveness, responsiveness and agility?

published on : 4th January 2023

Civic bodies need to be strengthened financially 

Urbanisation is growing at a rapid rate, while the metropolitan cities such as Delhi continue to take bulk of the load of the migrant population. 

published on : 20th November 2022

Water on tap for homes in 224 constituencies soon in Karnataka

The plan will be realised through a network of water pipes for water supply.

published on : 4th November 2022

Reunified MCD to be constituted on May 22

Total seats not to exceed 250, Centre to decide the number

published on : 19th May 2022

Corporation conundrum

Following the bill to reunify the municipal bodies in the national capital, officials face a mammoth task of redistributing resources including manpower,

published on : 11th April 2022

Now, AAP aims to pocket four big municipal corporations in Punjab

The four largest municipal corporations of the state (Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, and Patiala) will go to the polls in December this year.

published on : 8th April 2022

Trifurcation reversed by Parliament, Municipal Corporation of Delhi is one

On allegations by the Opposition that the Bill impinges on rights of the state, Shah said, “This bill is in no way an attack on the federal structure.”

published on : 6th April 2022

Odisha: Dy mayor, vice-chairperson elections to be on the lines of Rajya Sabha polls

The move has come amidst Opposition allegations that the ruling BJD is resorting to horse-trading in several municipalities and NACs to elect its candidates as the deputy chairpersons.

published on : 5th April 2022

Will challenge Bill for merger of Delhi civic bodies in court if need be: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Currently, the three corporations in Delhi -- North Delhi Municipal Corporation, South Delhi Municipal Corporation and East Delhi Municipal Corporation -- have 272 wards.

published on : 26th March 2022

Let Delhi Civic polls take place, Kejriwal appeals to PM

Kejriwal in a press conference said the Centre writing to the EC to defer elections and the poll panel succumbing to its pressure did not set the right precedent for the country’s democratic system.

published on : 12th March 2022

Central bill likely, seeking unification of three Delhi Municipal Corporations

The BJP-led Centre is likely to bring up a bill seeking “reunification” of the three municipal corporations in the national capital in the upcoming extended winter session of the Parliament.

published on : 12th March 2022

Ex-mayors welcome move to reunify MCDs, seek greater power for mayor’s post

The ex-mayors also claimed that after reverting to a unified civic body, as was the arrangement till 2012, the financial condition of the three corporations would also “surely improve”.

published on : 11th March 2022

Emphasis on Covid norms in Delhi civic poll guidelines

According to officials in the election commission, the dates for the elections shall be announced shortly, after which the Model Code of Conduct shall come into effect.

published on : 9th March 2022

Municipal polls expenditure limit for candidates hiked to Rs 8 lakh this year

East Delhi councillor said that from time to time, the expenditure limit should to be revised just as in the case of other expenditures. 

published on : 7th March 2022

BJD, BJP announce  mayor candidates for BMC

Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced the names of candidates for mayor posts of three municipal corporations that are set to go to polls on March 24.

published on : 6th March 2022

Criminal cases to be filed against offenders putting up illegal flexes and banners

He said he has spoken to the Bengaluru City Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar to instruct his officials to register criminal cases against offenders

published on : 2nd August 2018

High Court asks Telangana government to respond on inclusion of villages

Petitioners’ counsel pointed out that 11 villages were included into the municipal corporation, including the one which was three kilometers away from the corporation.

published on : 27th April 2018

Voting for first-phase of local body election begins in Uttar Pradesh

Voting for the first phase of local body election in Uttar Pradesh has begun.

published on : 22nd November 2017