in Andhra Pradesh
Presentation by :
M. Prasada Rao, IAS (Retd.)
Former Commissioner & Director of
2. Constitution of Municipalities
3. Composition of Municipalities
4. Functions of Municipalities
5. Finances of Municipalities
6. Powers and Functions of Municipal Authorities
7. Government control over Municipalities
1. Urbanization Trends
A.P. : Fifth Largest State in India both in Area and Population
6th Major Urbanized State
Total Population of AP as per 2001 census : 75.22 millions
Urban Population of AP as per 2001 census : 20.50 millions
Percentage of Urban Population to total
population in AP : 27.08
Percentage of Urban Population to total
population in the country : 27.78
Increase in Urban Population in
AP from 1961-2001 : 62.00 lakhs
to 205 lakhs
Percentage of growth rate from 1961-2001 : 230
2. Evolution of Local-self
Government in India
1. Municipal Bodies have a long history in
2. First Municipal Corporation was constituted
for Madras city in the year 1688
3. Later on, Municipal Corporations of Bombay
and Calcutta were constituted in the year
3. Constitution of Municipalities
i. The Constitution of India (through 74th
Amendment) provides for three types of
municipalities with constitutional status
a. A Nagar Panchayat for a transitional area,
that is to say, an area in transition from
rural to urban
b. A Municipal Council for a smaller urban
c. A Municipal Corporation for a larger urban
4. Main Criteria for constitution of
Urban Local Bodies
Nagar Panchayat : 20,000 to 40,000
Municipality : Above 40,000
upto 3.00 lakhs
Municipal Corp. : 3.00 lakhs and
5. Gradation of Municipalities
Third Grade Municipality Annual income of more than one crore
or less than two crores of rupees
Second Grade Municipality Annual income of more than two crores
and less than four crores of rupees
First Grade Municipality Annual income of more than four
crores and less than six crores of
Special Grade Municipality Annual income of more than six crores
and less than eight crores of rupees
Selection Grade Municipality Annual income of more than eight
crores of rupees and above
6. Urban local-self Government
• First Municipality was constituted in A.P. for
Bhimunipatnam in the year 1851
• Municipal Corporations : 16
• Municipalities : 102
• Nagar Panchayats : 6
Total : 124
7. Composition of ULBs
Criteria for fixation of strength : Population
Strength of ULBs
Nagar Panchayats /
Municipalities :21 to 45 members
Municipal Corporations :50 to 150 members
MPs, MLAs, MLCs are Ex-officio members
8. Municipal Authorities
A Ward Committee
9. Division of Nagarpanchayats &
Municipalities into wards
• Municipality / Nagarpanchayat divided into as
many single member wards as the number of
• Electoral Rolls: The electoral Roll for
Assembly Constituency shall be adopted as
Electoral Roll for the Municipality.
10. Election of Ward Members
i. Voters in each ward elect a member
ii. There is a provision of reservation
a. SCs and STs: As per the proportion of the
population of SCs and STs to the total
b. BCs: One-third of the total members.
c. Women: one half of the total members including
one half of the reserved for SCs, STs and BCs
iii. Reservation is by rotation
11. Election of Chairperson
i. All ward members elect one of its elected members
ii. Ex-officio members also participate.
iii. There is provision for reservation.
a. SCs and STs: As per the proportion of the
population of SCs and STs in all municipalities
to the total population in all municipalities
b. BCs: One-third of the total number of
Chairpersons in the State.
c. Women: One half of the total number of
Chairpersons including one half of the reserved
for SCs, STs and BCs
iv. Rotation in reservation. 14
12. Conduct of Elections
i. State Election Commission supervises
the conduct of municipal elections.
ii. Commissioner & Director of Municipal
Administration is the Election Authority
(appointed by SEC).
iii. District Collector is the District Election
Authority (appointed by SEC).
13. Term of the Council
Chairperson and Elected Councilors : Five
years from the date of first meeting of the
14. Elections on party basis
The election to the office of Chairperson
and ward members shall be conducted on
15. Meetings of Municipal Council
i. Council shall meet atleast once in every
ii. Agenda for the meeting shall be prepared
by the Commissioner in consultation with
iii. Minutes of the proceedings at each meeting
shall be entered in minutes book and signed
by the Chairperson.
16. Functions of Municipalities
1. Cleaning of streets, drains, removal of rubbish,
scavenging and solid waste management
2. Supply of protected water
3. Construction and maintenance of roads,
bridges, cause ways and culverts
4. Construction and maintenance of storm water
and sullage water drains
5. Lighting of public streets (Street lighting)
6. Town planning – Zones and Building
7. Construction and maintenance of buildings
8. Public Health, control of malaria and other
9. Prevention of Food Adulteration
10. Maintenance of hospitals, maternity and
child welfare centers, dispensaries
11. Maintenance of Elementary & Secondary
12. Registration of births and deaths
13. Provision of slaughter houses and
14. Maintenance of parks and play grounds
15. Slum improvement and Urban poverty
16. Implementation of urban development
17. Maintenance of burial grounds
18. Urban forestry 21
17. Finances of Municipalities
Main sources of Income :
i. Property Tax
ii. Advertisement Tax
iii. Government have taken over levy and
collection of Profession Tax from 1987-88
and paying compensation to the ULBs
i. Water Charges
ii. Fee from Markets and Slaughter Houses
iii. Rents from Commercial Complexes
iv. Building Licence Fee
v. Trade Licence Fee
vi. Betterment and development charges
vii. Encroachment Fee
viii. Contributions towards water supply
19. Assigned Revenues
i. Entertainment Tax : 90% of
Entertainment Tax collected by
Commercial Tax Department is assigned
to ULBs on quarterly basis.
ii. Surcharge on stamp duty : Surcharge
on Stamp Duty is levied @ 2% of the
value of the instrument by Registration
Department and 100% of the Surcharge
on Stamp Duty is allocated to ULBs on
20. Non-Plan Grants
i. Grants under 13th Finance
ii. SFC Grants
21. Plan Grants
i. Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal
ii. (UI&G, BSUP, UIDSSMT, IHSDP, )
iii. APMDP – World Bank Project
iv. Swarna Jayanthi Shahari Rozagar Yojana
v. Indira Kranthi Padham (Urban)
vi. Rajiv Nagar Baata
vii. Environmental Improvement in Urban Slums
viii. Municipal internal roads
ix. Assistance for Pavalavaddi Scheme
x. Assistance to New Municipalities for
xi. Indiramma Programme for Water Supply,
xii. Indiramma Programme for Infrastructure
xiii. Provision of basic facilities in Municipal
xiv. Fencing of parks and playgrounds in ULBs
xv. Grants under Backward regions grant fund
22. Income of all ULBs except
GHMC during 2008-09
Sl. % to total
Item (Rs. In Crores)
1. Taxes 544.30 25
2. Non-Taxes 369.60 17
3. Assigned Revenues 201.00 10
4. Plan Grants 196.30 9
5. Non-Plan Grants 111.50 5
6. Loans 79.90 4
7. Other Income 652.70 30
Total 2155.30 100
23. Expenditure of all ULBs except
GHMC during 2008-09
Item (Rs. in Crores) % to total Exp.
1. Establishment 402.10 21
2. Maintenance of Civic 299.00 16
3. Capital Works 531.60 28
5. Loan Repayment 38.60 02
6. Management and other 632.20 33
Total 1903.50 100
24. Heads of Departments
1. Commissioner & Director of Municipal
2. Engineer-in-Chief (Public Health)
3. Director of Town & Country Planning
25. Supervising Officials at
i. Regional Director of Municipal Administration
ii. Superintending Engineer of Public Health
iii. Regional Deputy Director of Town planning
26. Payment of salaries through
i. Salaries and pensions of Municipal
employees including municipal teachers
are paid through Treasuries from
ii. Statutory and non-statutory grants are
forgone by the municipalities.
Powers and functions of
27. Council Powers
i. Administration vests in the Council
ii. All public streets vests in the Council
iii. All vacant lands of Government shall vest in
iv. Sanction of works both original and
v. Sanction for purchase of all categories of
vi. Approval for acceptance of Tenders excluding
tenders to be settled by the Contract
vii. Approval of lay-outs
viii. Permission for construction of factories /
ix. Lease of lands, shop rooms, buildings.
x. Fixation of fees for use of markets, for all
licenses and permissions granted under
28. Approval of Budget
i. To be placed before the Council before
ii. Chairperson to submit a copy of budget
to C&DMA through District Collector
before 31st December.
iii. C&DMA will record observations with or
29. Review of Financial Position
i. Every month statement of financial position shall be
placed before the Council with the following
a. Balance under each account
b. Amount of outstanding bills payable
c. Uncollected arrears of taxes and non-taxes with
d. Amount of estimated expenditure for the remaining
e. Probable closing balance
f. To Review Demand, Collection and Balance
statement of Taxes and Non-Taxes every month.
30. Council - Functions
1. Construction and maintenance of roads,
bridges, causeways and culverts
2. Construction and maintenance of storm
water and Sullage water drains
3. Supply of protected water
4. Cleaning of streets, drains, removal of
rubbish and scavenging
5. Lighting the public streets
6. Maintenance of burial grounds
7. Maintenance of Hospitals and
Dispensaries for the treatment of the
8. Maintenance of Elementary Schools
9. Registration of Births and Deaths
11. Provision of slaughter houses and
12. Maintenance of Parks and Play Grounds38
13. Urban Poverty Alleviation
14. Slum improvement and upgradation
15. Planning for economic and social
16. Urban forestry
17. Safeguarding the interes of weaker sections
18. Promotion of cultural, educational, aesthetic
Powers and Functions
1. Convene Meetings of the Council
2. Refer any resolution for reconsideration
3. Correspondence to be conducted in the
name of Chairperson
4. Contingent Expenditure – Rs.1500 to
5. Emergency powers for execution of
6. To preside over every meeting
7. Preside over at the Council Meetings
8. Direct a Councillor to withdraw from the
9. Suspend a meeting in grave disorder
10. Suspension of Councilor for three months
with the approval of Council.
11. Convene special meetings of the Council
12. Appellate Commission to dispose of tax
appeals in consultation with Chairperson.
13. Appointing authority:
• From a Panel prepared by Panel
• Posts below Jr. Asst.
• All Teaching Staff
• Up to Sanitary Inspectors
• Medical Officer
14. Administrative Control over Commissioner
• Transfer of outdoor collection staff to
• C.L. application – E.L. Application
• Report in Form ‘B’ for confidential report
15. Sanction of water tap connection
16. Permission to construct new well.
32. Municipal Commissioner
Powers and Functions
• Executive Authority of the Municipality
• Administrative Functions & Powers:
1. Carry into effect all the resolutions of the
2. Exercise all powers in relation to the collection of
Taxes and Fees.
3. Responsible for due fulfillment of the purposes of
the Andhra Pradesh Municipalities Act.
4. Be in-charge of the Office of the Municipality.
5. Responsible for conduct of auction of the right
of collection of fees in Markets and
Slaughterhouses and right of occupation of
6. Responsible for adjustment of Entertainment
Tax, Surcharge on Stamp Duty, Plan & Non-
Plan grants to Municipal funds.
7. Election Officer for conduct of Elections to the
8. Competent authority to sign agreements on
behalf of the Municipal Council.
9. Competent to settle tenders :
10. Up to value of Municipalities
Rs. 5,000/- Grade III and II
Rs.10,000/- Grade I
Rs.25,000/- Special and Selection
11. Competent to incur contingent expenditure
ranging from Rs.1,000/- to Rs.2,000/-
depending upon the Grade of the Municipality.
12. Responsible for preparation of
13. Responsible for proper utilisation of funds
received by the Municipality.
14. Responsible for submission of Annual
Accounts to Audit Department by 30th June
of every year.
15. Member of the Contract Committee for
settlement of tenders.
16. Competent Authority for assessment of
property Tax and disposal of Revision
17. Preparation of budget estimates.
33. Developmental Functions
1. Responsible for proper maintenance of
Sanitation, Water Supply and Lighting in
2. Responsible for proper implementation of
the all Urban poverty alleviation and
3. Responsible for preparation of detailed
Project Reports for centrally sponsored
4. Responsible for implementation of Literacy
Programmes launched by the District
5. Responsible for implementation of
Universal Immunisation and Family
6. Responsible for conduct of Population
Census, live stock census and other
Developmental Surveys entrusted by
District Administration 53
34. Regulatory Functions
1. Competent Authority for issue of licences for
running various trades in the Municipality.
2. Responsible for grant of permission for construction
3. Responsible for giving permission for erection of
hoardings for purposes of Advertisement.
4. Responsible to inspect places of entertainment
to ensure that various statutory provisions are
5. Responsible for removal of encroachments which
are found objectionable in public interest, safety
and vehicular traffic.
6. Competent to grant license for certain
projections and erections for buildings.
7. Competent to order for demolition of Un-
authorised constructions found on
Government or Municipal or other Public
8. Competent to order for demolition of UCs on
private land which are likely to affect public
health and safety.
9. Responsible for eviction of certain persons
from Municipal Premises.
10. Responsible to order for demolition of the
structures at the cost of the owner which are in
11. Registrar of Births and Deaths in the
Municipality where there is no Healt Officer.
12. Food (Health Authority) for the purposes of
implementation of the Provisions of
Prevention of Food Adulteration Act
where there is no Health Officer.
35. Powers and Functions of the
• Panel Committee
– Chairperson, the Commissioner and not less than
three and not more than seven Members chosen in
this behalf by the Council.
– To prepare a Panel for all the posts.
• Head Master Panel Committee
• Chairperson, the Commissioner, District Educational
Officer and not less than three and not more than
• To prepare a panel for the post of Head Masters of the
• Contract Committee
1. Chairperson, the Commissioner and not less
than three and not more than seven Members
chosen in this behalf by the Council
– To settle tenders whose value Range from
Rs.5,000 to Rs.75,000/- according to the Grade
of the Municipality.
36. Government’s powers to Cancel or
Suspend Council Resolution
in the following Cases
i. Not passed in accordance with law
ii. In excess of the powers conferred under
iii. Likely to cause financial loss to
Municipality, danger to human life, health
iv. Likely to lead to riot or breach of peace
v. Against public interest
37. Government’s Powers to remove
Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson
i. Willfully omits or refuses to carryout or disobeys the
provisions of the Act.or any rules issued there under
ii. Abuses his position or the powers vested in him
Suspension of Chairperson or Member
iii. Misbehavior, or manhandling any other Member or
officer or employee of the Council or
iv. Destruction of the property of Council
v. Use of un-parliamentary language
vi. Abuse of Position
38. Government’s Powers to
dissolve the Council
i. Council is persistently making default in
performing the duties.
ii. Council has abused its powers
iii. A situation exists in which Municipal
Administration can not be carried in
accordance with the provisions of the Act.
39. Power to give Directions
The Government are competent to give
directions to the Municipalities for carrying
out the provisions of the Act.
40. Role of District Collector in
i. Competent to suspend a resolution, order,
licence, permission or act of Municipal
ii. Competent to call for any document from
iii. Powers of inspection of any work or
iv. In cases of emergency direct the execution of
any work necessary for the safety of the
42. Responsibilities of
Commissioner as per manual
1. Responsible for the due fulfillment of the
purpose of A.P. Municipalities Act, 1965
2. To undertake outdoor inspection daily for a
minimum period of 3 hours in the forenoon.
3. To carry into effect all the resolutions of the
4. Responsible for assessment of property tax and
disposal of revision petitions filed for reduction
of property tax.
5. To exercise all powers in relation to collection
of taxes and fees, the licenses and the removal
6. To be in charge of the municipality and ensure
the municipal records are properly protected.
7. Supervision over maintenance of urban
8. Supervision over implementation of urban
development schemes, urban poverty
alleviation programmes, plan schemes etc.
9. Supervision and regular review of the activities of all
10. To attend the meetings of the council, and where he is
required to do so by the chairperson, of any of its
11. Responsible for placing the budget before the municipal
council before 15th November, of every year for
12. To ensure that all payments from Municipal funds are
made as per the principles of Municipal Accounts Code,
existing rules and instructions issued by Government
from time to time on this subject.
13. Responsible for submission of annual accounts to
audit department by 30th June of every year.
14. Responsible for preparation of administration report
and placing it before the municipal council for
15. Responsible for conduct of auction of the right of
collection of fees in markets and slaughter houses
and right of occupation of shop rooms.
16. Responsible for adjustment of entertainment tax,
surcharge on stamp duty, plan & non-plan grants to
17. Responsible for conduct of election to the municipal
18. The agenda for the meeting of the
municipal council shall be prepared by the
Commissioner in consultation with the
19. To inspect places of entertainment for the
purpose of verification of the sale of tickets
and to ensure that various statutory
provisions are complied.
20. Inspection of places in respect of which a
license or permission is granted to ensure
the compliance of the conditions of license /
21. Implementation of programmes launched
by Education Department, Family Welfare
Department and other Departments of
Government as entrusted by the
respective departments at Government
22. Implementation of statutory work entrusted
by Government like population census,
23. Ensure that the Citizen Charter is properly
Powers and Functions of
Municipal Authorities in
1. Municipal Authorities
2. Standing Committee
1. Municipal Government of the city
vests in the corporation.
2. Powers of the Corporation – Manifold
3. 12 categories of powers
3. Powers relating to Meetings,
Committees and other Local Bodies
1. Make Bye-laws for conduct of its
2. Appoint special committees.
3. Appoint Ad-hoc committees to refer
special subjects for enquiry and report.
4. Powers relating to
Standing Committee and Commissioner
1. Call for Extracts, Return, Statement,
Account from Standing Committee.
2. Require the Commissioner to produce any
Record, Plan or Document.
3. Require the Commissioner to furnish a
report on any subject concerning the
4. Pass a resolution for transfer of the
Commissioner with two-thirds majority.
5. Powers relating to works
1. Approve execution of any work estimated to
cost more than Rs. 50.00 lakhs with the
approval of the Government.
2. With the approval of Government, appoint a
Committee for scrutiny and evaluation of the
pre-qualification of tenders.
3. Spend out of Municipal Funds out side the
city for any purpose of the Act.
6. Powers relating to personnel
1. Creation of posts above the cadre of
UDC and inclusive of the cadre of
superintendent with the approval of
2. Make appointment for the above posts.
7. Powers relating to
1. Acquire and hold movable and immovable
2. Approve contract for acquisition of
immovable property whose value exceeds
3. Lease out any immovable property for a
period exceeding 3 years with the approval
4. Approval of Government is needed for
acquisition of immovable property. 7
8. Powers relating to
Finances & Loans
1. Competent to borrow from the Central
or State Government.
2. Borrow from any person with the
sanction of the Government.
9. Powers relating to Budget
1. Adopt the Budget Estimates or RBE
submitted by Standing Committee or
alter the BE.
2. Increase the Budget grant on the
recommendations of the Standing
10. Powers relating to
1. Fix the rates of Taxes.
2. Fix rate of fee for various licences
11 . Powers relating to
Streets and Buildings
1. All streets and pavements vest in the
2. Specify minimum width for different
classes of streets.
3. Name the streets and number the
12. Other Powers
Powers relating to private markets.
Establishment of private markets.
Powers relating to Bye-Laws.
Make Bye-Laws after calling for objections
Regulation of Advertisement.
Specify the language for publication of
advertisement of the corporation in news
13. Functions of the Corporation
Obligatory functions - 26 Functions
As per Constitution - 18 Functions
1. Cleaning of Public Streets and Removal of
2. Collection, removal, treatment and disposal of
3. Management and maintenance of all water works.
4. Construction, maintenance and cleaning of drains
5. Construction maintenance and cleaning of public
6. Construction maintenance of streets,
Bridges, subways, culverts.
7. Urban planning, Town planning,
regulation of land use and construction
8. Provision of public parks, gardens,
9. Lighting of public streets.
10. Registration of Births & Deaths.
11. Regulation of offensive and
12. Maintenance of burial grounds
13. Maintenance of public markets and
14. New Functions
as per Act. No. 7 of 2008
1. Urban Poverty Alleviation
2. Slum improvement and upgradation
3. Planning for economic and social development
4. Urban forestry
5. Safeguarding the interest of weaker sections of
6. Promotion of cultural, educational, aesthetic
15. Discretionary Functions - 40
1. Maintenance of institutions for physically
2. Maternity centers.
3. EWS Housing.
4. Swimming pools.
5. Transport facilities.
6. Primary Schools.
7. Parking places.
8. Measures to meet natural disasters
16. Powers and functions of
1. Approval of Standing Committee for delegation of
powers by Commissioner to any Municipal Officer.
2. Sanction of works exceeding Rs. 20.00 lakhs but
not exceeding Rs. 50.00 lakhs.
3. Creation of posts upto and inclusive of UDC with
the approval of the Government.
4. Make appointments above the category of LDC
and upto UDC.
5. Approve the rate when immovable property is
acquired. Approval of Corporation is required if the
value of compensation exceeds Rs. 5000/-.
6. Sanction disposal of any movable property whose
value exceeds Rs. 25,000/- in each case.
7. Sanction of lease of any immovable property for a
term not exceeding 3 years.
8. Sanction for deposit of surplus funds in SBH or in
9. Specify the manner and forms for keeping
receipts & expenditure of the Corporation.
10. Examine & Review Annual Administration report
and statement of accounts
11. Frame the Budget Estimates of the
12. Reduction of the amount of Budget
13. Transfer any amount within a Budget
allotment from one minor head to another.
14. Examination and audit of Municipal
Accounts as reported by Examiner of
Powers & Functions - 3 categories
1.With authorization, approval and sanction of
Corporation – 14 Powers
2.With authorization, approval and sanction
of Standing Committee – 17 Powers
3.Independent powers – 103 Powers
18 . Powers to be exercised with
Authorisation /Approval /Sanction of
1. Deposit Municipal Funds in the Banks
approved by the Government.
2. Widening, Extension or other Improvement of
a Public Street costing more than Rs. 5000/-
3. Permanently close a public street.
4. Layout and make a new public street.
5. Construction of new Drains.
6. Prohibit vehicular traffic on any public street.
7. Naming of streets and numbering of
8. Establishment of new municipal market,
slaughter house or improvement
9. Close a municipal market or slaughter
10. Sanction establishment of new private
11. Provision of burial ground.
19. Powers to be exercised with
Authorisation /Approval / Sanction of
1. Delegation of powers to any Municipal Officer.
2. Deposit surplus funds in SBH or public security.
3. Removal of any buildings, wall erected on any
4. Approval of layout subject to such directions
given by standing committee.
5. Fix charges for occupation or use of any
stall, shop in Municipal market.
6. Dispose of the right of occupying or
using any stall, shop in a municipal
7. Admit or compromise any claim or suit
brought against the Corporation.
8. Institute and prosecute any suit.
20. Powers, Functions to be
103 powers and functions
Main powers and functions
1. Exercise supervision and control overall Municipal
Officers except Municipal Secretary or Municipal
Examiner of Accounts.
2. Emergency powers for service and safety of the
3. Make a contract upto Rs. 20.00 lakhs
4. Execute every contract relating to acquisition of
5. Make appointment of posts upto LDC.
6. Dispose of any movable property upto a value of Rs.
7. Lease of any immovable property upto 12 months.
8. Make payment of any sum if it is covered by Budget
allotment with exceptions.
9. Preparation of Annual Administration Report and
Statement of Accounts.
10.Preparation of Budget and place it before standing
committee by tenth of November.
11.Assessment of property tax on buildings and lands
and disposal of complaint petitions.
12.Acquisition of land for widening of public street /
bridges with the approval of corporation and
13. Removal of encroachments.
14. Permission for advertisements
15. Lighting the public streets.
16. Approval for building plans.
17. Removal of unauthorized constructions
18. Issue permission to establish any
19.Issue license for carrying on trades.
20.Issue license to open a private market.
21.Closure of any lodging house / eating
house where infectious disease exists.
22.Registration of burial grounds.
23.Registration of births and deaths
21. Powers of Commissioner to
sanction estimates for works
1. Andhra Pradesh - upto Rs. 20.00 lakhs
2. Karnataka - upto Rs. 30.00 lakhs
3. Tamilnadu - upto Rs. 10.00 lakhs
4. Kerala - No provision in the
5. Maharastra - upto Rs. 10.00 lakhs
22. Responsibilities of
Commissioner as per Manual
1. To undertake outdoor inspection daily for a
minimum period of 3 hours.
2. Specify the duties of all municipal officers.
3. Carry into effect all the resolutions of the
Corporation and the Standing Committee.
4. Maintain an assessment book containing all
details relating to assessment of property tax of
all buildings and lands.
5. Assess all buildings and lands to property tax and
to dispose off the complaints against the
6. Preparation of budget by 10th November of every
7. Action to be taken in any emergency.
8. Responsible for maintenance of all public streets
i.e. roads and municipal drains.
9. In charge of the office of the Municipal
Corporation and ensure proper protection of
10. Inspect places of entertainment for the purpose of
verification of the sale of tickets.
11. Attend the meetings of the Corporation, and
wherever he is required to do so by the Mayor,
of any of its Committees.
12. Supervision over maintenance of urban
13. Supervision over implementation of all schemes
14. Inspection of places in respect of which a
license or permission is granted
15. Responsible for conduct of elections to the
Municipal Corporation under the
superintendence, direction and control of
State Election Commission.
16. To ensure coordination among activities of
various sections in the Corporation.
17. Make arrangements for registration of births
18. Prepare an action plan for meeting the natural
disasters like floods, cyclones, fire accidents
and major breakdown of water supply.
19. Implementation of programmes launched by
Education Department, Family Welfare
Department and other Departments as
entrusted by the respective Departments at
20. Implementation of statutory work entrusted by
other Departments like Census, Elections etc.
23. Powers and Functions of
1.To preside over every meeting of the
2.Ex-officio chairperson of the standing
3.To fix the day, time and date of every
meeting of the Corporation except the first
meeting after general elections.
4.To preserve order at the time of conducting
meetings of the Corporation.
5.Direct any member whose conduct is grossly
disorderly in his opinion to withdraw immediately from
the meeting of the Corporation.
6.The presiding authority may suspend the member
from attending the meetings of the Corporation for any
period not exceeding 15 days.
7.The presiding authority may suspend the meeting for
a period not exceeding three days in the case of grave
disorder arising in the meeting.
8.Empowered to sanction any work of urgent nature
subject to ceiling of Rs.50,000/- in each case.
24. Deputy Mayor when to act as
1. Vacancy in the office of the Mayor.
2. If the Mayor leaves the city for more
than 15 days.
3. If the Mayor is incapacitated, till
25 . Government’s control over
1. Power to call records
2. Power to cause inspection
3. Power to require the performance of duties
4. Power to appoint a person to take action in
5. Power of revision – orders passed by the
6. Cancellation or Suspension of resolution –
show cause notice
i. violation of law
ii. Excess of powers
iii. Financial loss
iv. Danger to human life, health or safety
v. Against public interest
vi. Breath of peace
7. In case of emergency, resolution can be
suspended without giving a show cause notice.
8. Suspension of Mayor or Dy. Mayor or Member
i. Willful misbehavior.
ii.Manhandling any other member or officer
Destruction of the property of the Corporation
iv.Use of unparliamentary language .
v. Abuse of position in the course of meetings of the
9. Opportunity to be given before suspension
26. Power to remove
Mayor or Dy. Mayor
1. Willful omission or refusal to carry out the
provisions of the Act or Rules.
2. Disobedience to the provisions of the Act
3. Abuse of position or the powers vested.
Opportunity to be given before removal
27. Power to dissolve the
a. Default in performance of duties
b. Abuses its powers.
c. Breakdown of administration.
d. Threat to financial stability.
Power to give direction
In accordance with the provisions
of the Act or Rules.
28. Role of Ward Member in
1. A written notice can be given to the
secretary about any business or to
make substantive proposition
(proposed) atleast three clear days
before the date of the meeting.
2. Right to ask questions.
3. Right to move resolutions.
4. Call the attention of the Commissioner.
a. To any neglect in the execution of the
b. To any waste or damage to municipal
c. To the wants of any locality.
d. May suggest any proposal or
improvement in respect of the above.
29. Major problems faced by ULBs
i. Poor Governance
ii. Lack of sufficient financial resources
iii. Poor performance in solid waste
iv. Inadequate drinking water supply
v. Environmental degradation
vi. Urban poverty
overview of municipal authorities in ap dt. 19-7-2011