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Local Government in India by Pardeep Sachdeva

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Evolution of Urban Local Government in India

The evolution of municipal government in India from the prehistoric times to the present day presents a chequered but a fascinating history. It has emerged through many stages and phases which can be broadly divided in chronological order and time sequence into the following:

  1. From the prehistoric times to the advent of the British rule.
  2. From the commencement of the British rule to its termination in 1947.
  3. Post-independence period, from 1947 to the present day.

Phase-I (Ancient and Medieval Period)

Municipal government is deeply rooted in Indian history. The excavations in Mohenjodaro and Harappa of Indus Valley Civilization (3000 BC) speak volumes of the organized urban life in ancient times and ...

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