The Department of
Municipal Affairs is entrusted with the
responsibility of providing legal and
administrative support to the urban local bodies
of the State and to implement major
development programmes through the municipal
The overall functions of the department are:
to steer various functions under the Municipal Corporation / Municipal Acts and Rules framed thereunder.
to formulate Acts & Rules governing the urban local bodies (ULBs).
to facilitate as well as monitor municipal functions.
to monitor urban growth & facilitate by providing urban services through constitution of new
and/or extension of existing ULBs commensurating with the growth.
to facilitate capacity
building of ULBs by optimising staffing pattern, providing
professionals, imparting training to the elected members and personnel
and providing economic & professional support for administering
to facilitate municipal
development by providing economic support through budgetary provisions
of State funds for Govt. of India's schemes and arranging loans/grants
from internal and external sources.