Apr 07, 2022
In today's edition of our Current Affairs Dialog box, we will talk about Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2022 and how it should be studied during the UPSC exam preparation. It has relevance to the UPSC CSE syllabus in the following ways:
For Prelims: Urban Local Governments, Municipal Corporations, 74th Amendment to the Indian Constitution
For Mains: Challenges to functional autonomies of urban local bodies, Constitutional Provisions related to Municipal Corporations.
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Recently, the Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2022 was passed in Rajya Sabha.
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|Historical Perspective: The institutions of urban local government originated and developed in modern India during the period of British rule. |
In 1687-88, the first municipal corporation in India was set up at Madras.
In 1726, the municipal corporations were set up in Bombay and Calcutta.
Lord Ripon’s Resolution of 1882 has been hailed as the ‘Magna Carta’ of local self-government. He is called the father of local-self government in India.
Government of India Act of 1935, local self-government was declared a provincial subject.
Constitutional Provisions related to Municipal Corporations:
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