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Default Obligatory And Discretionary Function Of Municipal Corporation

I am doing MBA final year and making project report on the topic Municipal Corporation searching for the corporation details. Will you provide me Obligatory And Discretionary Function Of Municipal Corporation along with sources of income of Municipal Corporation?
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Old 31st January 2017, 10:34 AM
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Default Re: Obligatory And Discretionary Function Of Municipal Corporation

A Municipal Corporation works in coordination with the State Government for the effective execution of the various plans and programs.

All municipal acts in India divide functions, powers and responsibilities into the following two categories:


Obligatory functions are compulsory in nature. The municipal corporation un*dertakes the following obligatory functions:

(a) Supply of pure drinking water and construction and maintenance of water*works;

(b) Construction, maintenance, naming and numbering of public streets;

(c) Removal and disposal of filth and rubbish, construction, maintenance and cleaning of drains, and public toilets;

(d) Establishment and maintenance of hospitals, maternity and child welfare centres;

(e) Taking preventive measures for the checking of contagious and dangerous diseases;

(f) Registration of births and deaths;

(g) Setting up of primary schools and adult education centres, reading rooms, libraries, etc.

Some discretionary functions:

Construction and maintenance of public parks, gardens, libraries, museums, rest houses, leper homes, orphanages and rescue homes for women
planting and maintenance of roadside and other trees
Housing for low income groups
Conducting surveys
Organising public receptions, public exhibitions, public entertainment; provision of transport facilities with the municipality
Promotion of welfare of municipal employees

Following are the sources of income of Municipal Corporation.

i) Water tax, ii) sanitary tax, iii) Taxes for the consumption of electricity, iv) property tax, (v) Profession tax, (vi) Theatre tax, (vii) Entertainment tax, (viii) Tax on deeds of transfer of immovable property and Advertisement tax etc.
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