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Local Government in India by Pardeep Sachdeva

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Preface

The significance of urban local governments, not only as a system of local self-government and administration but as a totality of political processes is being slowly realized. After independence and with the inauguration of the constitution embodying the principles of democracy and the welfare state, municipal governments are expected to assume an increasing role in the political and administrative setup of our country. Moreover it has also been widely realized that urban governments have to be definitely recognized as an organ for promoting grassroots democracy and providing not only civic services for the welfare of the local people but also for carrying out the task of urban development and planning. But unfortunately the urban governments ...

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