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Municipal Affairs Department administers municipal affairs of this State through a number of statutes. These statutes are of two types. Principal Legislations and Sub-ordinate Legislation. Principal Legislations, i.e. different Acts, are made by the State Legislature. Subordinate Legislations are different Rules framed under the Acts by the State Government and are laid in the Legislative Assembly to seek views, if any, of the Legislature.

Municipal Affairs Deptt. administers the following Acts:

  1. The West Bengal Municipal Act, 1993
  2. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation Act, 1980
  3. The Howrah Municipal Corporation Act, 1980
  4. The West Bengal Municipal Elections Act, 1994
  5. The West Bengal Valuation Board Act, 1978
  6. West Bengal Act XXXIX of 2006, The West Bengal Municipal Corporation Act, 2006.
Salient Features of the Rules framed under the West Bengal Municipal Act, 1993:
1. Building Rules, 2007
2. Finance & Accounting Rules, 1999
3. Procedure & Conduct of Business Rules, 1995
4. Ward Committee Rules, 2001
5. Duties and Responsibilities of Executive Officer Rules, 2003
6. Remuneration and Allowances Rules, 1996
7. Internal Audit  Rules, 1997
8. Submission of Annual Administrative Report Rules, 1996
9. Municipal Employees (Recruitment) Rules, 2005
10. Municipal Employees (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 2003
11. Levy of Fee for Supply of Water Rules, 2002
12. The Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority Rules, 2006
Legislation Power and Functions Municipal Election Financial Management
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