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Local Government in India by Pardeep Sachdeva

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Ministry of Urban Development

The subjects of urbanization, urban development and urban local government have been under the charge of various ministries in the past, and lately under the Ministry of Works and Housing. The Government of India, alarmed at the increase in the process of urbanization at a rapid pace and the consequent challenges posed by it, established a separate Ministry of Urban Development in 1985, which was renamed as Ministry of Urban Affairs and Employment in 1998. It is headed by a cabinet minister or a minister of state who is assisted by a minister of state or a deputy minister. Its executive and administrative head is the Secretary of senior IAS rank. He is assisted by two additional secretaries and four joint secretaries. ...

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