Who We Are
We are an institution of Local Governance called “Urban Local Body” (ULB) . There are various categories of ULBs in Uttar Pradesh and we are classified as a “Nagar Palika ” type of ULB. We are constituted as per the Constitutional provisions in the Constitution of India . The 74 th Amendment promulgated by the Parliament in the year 1992 has provided the framework for our existence. The Uttar Pradesh Government has introduced the necessary changes in the Acts governing the Urban Local.
Who Governs Us
Being an institution of Local Government we have a distinct difference between the two wings
Our Legislature is a governing Body. This Governing Body which is elected by the citizens living within the geographical area of ours. The geographical area has been carved out into – electoral wards . Each ward elects a representative to be sent to the Governing Body. The other members of the Governing Body are :
The elections for the governing body is conducted by the State Election Commission. Any person with more than 18 years is eligible to vote in the elections (certain restrictions do apply. For details please contact the State Election Commission which has its office at Lucknow , Uttar Pradesh). The governing body works within the constitutional framework and the acts made by the Uttar Pradesh Government.
The Executive Wing is headed by the Municipal Commissioner . The Municipal Commissioner is most often a state government officer belonging to the PCS (Provincial Civil Services) cadre and is treated as being on deputation from the state government to us (the ULB). He brings the administrative experience require to execute the day to day works and functioning of the ULB. He ia ably assisted by a team of officials belonging to the ULB with a longer tenure at the ULB. More information on the Human Resources of the ULB can be had from the section (Manpower) of the Menu (About us) of this website.
The 74 th amendment act promulgated by the parliament has the following major provisions :
The Uttar Pradesh Government has made many changes related to the framework setup by the 74 th constitutional amendment some of which are :
What We Do
We do a lot of things to make life a better experience in the geographical area specified for us by the state government.
Some of our works are :
Provision of other Civic services like:
Help Us Help Yourself
We need your help and support for our efficient functioning. We do things which are vital for your well being as a citizen. Hence help us help yourself.
We need your help in the following areas :
Nagar Nigam requires substantial human resources to discharge its duties effectively.
The various ways through which the work of Nagar Nigam is taken up are :
For example the Nagar Swasthya Adhikari is on deputation from the Department Of Medical Health. The Municipal Commissioner often belongs to the PCS (Provincial Civil Services) cadre and is treated as on deputation to the Nagar Nigam.
Cadre related to Department. of Urban Development relevant to the Nagar Nigam:
The employees working in the Nagar Nigamcomes from two cadre :
Uttar Pradesh Nagar Nigam Centralised Services Cadre :
This a transferable cadre. The employees belonging to this cadre are governed by the Uttar Pradesh Centralised Services Rules, 1966. The services of this cadre are pension-able.
Uttar Pradesh Nagar Nigam Non-Centralised Services Cadre :
It outsources the entire work. The Nagar Nigamhas started to outsource many of the services to third parties. This is essential in today's market driven economy where the more efficient and specialized organisations should be provided with the work wherever required while letting the main organization concentrate on its core strategy and objectives. The outsourcing of large amount of Information Technology and Information technology Enabled Services to India from many organisations belonging to other countries (specially US, UK , Canada , Europe ) reflect this trend.
The Nagar Nigam requires substantial funds to discharge its duties effectively. World-over the local bodies are provided portions of tax revenue from the state government (of the state in which they are located) and central government of the country. This is done to provide sufficient funds for enabling the local body maintain quality civic infrastructure and civic services for the benefit of citizens living in urban areas.
In India there is an elaborate mechanism to provide the funds to the Urban Local Bodies. The 74 th constitutional amendment has provided the constitutional basis for Urban Local Self-Government and has also specifies the revenue sorces for the Urban local Bodies (ULBs)
The various funding sources for the Nagar can be classified as :
The current Finance Commission is the Twelfth Finance Commission. It is headed by Dr. C. Rangrajan who is the Chairman of the commission. The Commission has its office in New Delhi (at Jawahar Vyapar Bhawan, Tolstoy Marg, new Delhi)
The major expenses of the ULB happen on the following :