Municipal Committee Bahawalnagar

 
 
 
 
 
MC Functions
 
 
 
 
MC Functions

1) A Municipal Committee shall each be a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal, with power to acquire and hold property and enter into any contract and may sue and be sued in its name.

(2) A Municipal Committee shall:

(a) prepare spatial plans for the local government including plans for land use and zoning;

(b) approve spatial plans after due process of dissemination and public enquiry, incorporating modifications on the basis of such inquiry;

(c) execute and manage development plans;

(d) exercise control over land-use, land-subdivision, land development and zoning by public and private sectors for any purpose, including for agriculture, industry, commerce markets, shopping and other employment centers, residential, recreation, parks, entertainment, passenger and transport freight and transit stations;

(e) provide, improve and maintain public open spaces, graveyards, public gardens and playgrounds;

(f) enforce all municipal laws, rules and bye-laws regulating its functioning:

(g) regulate affixing of sign-boards and advertisements except where this function is being performed by the Park and Horticulture Authority;

(h) provide, manage, operate, maintain and improve the municipal infrastructure and services, including –

(i) water supply and control and development of water sources;

(ii) sewage and sewage treatment and disposal;

(iii) storm water drainage;

(iv) sanitation and solid waste collection and sanitary disposal of solid, liquid, industrial and hospital wastes;

(v) roads and streets;

(vi) traffic planning, engineering and management including traffic signaling systems, signs on roads, street markings, parking places, transport stations, stops, stands and terminals;

(vii) street lighting;

(viii) firefighting;

(ix) parks, playgrounds, open spaces and arboriculture;

(x) slaughter houses;

(i) establish cattle pounds;

(j) prevent and remove encroachments;

(k) prepare budget, revised budget and annual and long term municipal development programmes;

(l) maintain a comprehensive data base and information system and provide public access to it on nominal charges;

(m) approve taxes and fees;

(n) regulate dangerous and offensive articles and trades mentioned in Second Schedule;

(o) collect approved taxes, fees, rates, rents, tolls, charges, fines and penalties;

(p) organize sports, cultural, recreational events, fairs and shows;

(q) organize cattle fairs and cattle markets and regulate sale of animals;

(r) regulate markets and services and issue licenses, permits, grant permissions and impose penalties for violation thereof as and where applicable;

(s) manage properties, assets and funds vested in the local government;

(t) develop and manage schemes, including site development;

(u) authorize an officer or officers to issue notice to a person committing any municipal offence and initiate legal proceedings for continuance of commission of such offence or for failure to comply with the directions contained in such notice;

(v) prosecute, sue and follow up criminal, civil and recovery proceedings against violators of municipal laws in the courts of competent jurisdiction;

(w) nominate members of Musalihat Anjuman for a ward and monitor the performance of Musalihat Anjuman in the prescribed manner;

(x) arrange registration of births, deaths, marriages and divorces and pass on such information about births, deaths, marriages and divorces in its territorial jurisdiction to such persons and institutions as may be prescribed;

(y) maintain municipal records and archives;

(z) establish and maintain libraries and reading rooms;

(aa) conserve historical and cultural assets;

(bb) assist in the provision of relief in the event of any fire, flood, hailstorm, earthquake, epidemic or other natural calamity and assist relevant authorities in relief activities;

(cc) prepare financial statements and present them for internal and external audit in the prescribed manner; and

(dd) undertake the functions assigned to a Union Council under this Act.

 (3) The Municipal Committee may assign or outsource any of its functions in such manner and on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed.


 

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