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Local Government in India by Pardeep Sachdeva

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Municipal Corporations

Municipal corporations constitute the highest or the top-most form of urban local government. They are created for big cities by the enactments of the state legislatures or of the parliament in case of union territories. They are described in the Encyclopaedia of Social Sciences as purely political institutions created by the legislative power without the necessary consent of the people. As organs or agencies of the state, they are endowed with government powers, but their rights, privileges and powers are conferred upon them as trustees of the public welfare and are subject to the legislative powers of the state within the limits of the constitution, within the sphere assured to them by their charters. However, they ...

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