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municipality means an institution of self-government constituted under Article 243Q? The emphasis is on self-governmentnot on water supply and drainage It should also be mentioned that this proviso was absent in the bill introduced in Lok Sabha in September 1991 and it was not an issue for consideration for the JPC The proviso was introduced as a government amendment only after the bill was received from the JPC in July 1992 and a most important purpose of the 74th Amendmentthat of creating constitutionally mandated municipal bodies of self-governance for all urban areaswas sidetracked According to Census 2011there are 7935 urban places Of these4041 are clothed in the garb of a corporationmunicipality or nagar panchayat The remaining 3894 are only census townswhich have to remain content with that statistical certification The list of such census towns without urban local self-government includes Noida and Kharagpurand makes for extraordinary reading The Veerappa Moily Commission in its sixth report on local governance recommended that private townships and gated coloniesincluding SEZsmust be placed under the jurisdiction of a local bodythough they may have some autonomy for provision of infrastructure and services and collection of user charges In October 2007the government formally accepted this recommendation Howeverthe Union and state governments have been quite eager to seize every opportunity to exclude territories from municipal administration The proviso to Article 243Q is not a mere loophole The message it conveys is that a democratic dispensation is not compatible with developmentin cynical disregard of the principal intent of the amendmentwhich is local self-government Much has been written about the functional and financial domain of urban local bodies The 11th12th and 13th Finance Commissions have all urged clarity and enhancement of financial resourcesincluding an independent tax domain Both the MN Venkatachaliah and Moily commissions have urged mandatory functions The 12th Schedulewhich is no more than a list of 18 subjectshas become an embarrassmentbecause the general perception is that municipalities and corporations are mandated to perform most functions relating to these subjects But the reality is that few tasks under these subjects have been entrusted to the municipalities As for public participationthe 74th Amendment contains a stipulation for ward committees In pursuing the arithmetic parallel of numerical representationas in panchayatsthe diversity and complexities of different urban areas have not been adequately considered Resisted by the states as an incursion into their powers and resented by elected representatives as undermining their domainward committees exist in a few states like Kerala and West Bengalbut hardly function The amendment also included provisions for a district planning committee under Article 243ZD to secure development planning for the districtaddressing both rural and urban concerns Similarlyunder Article 243ZEa committee for metropolitan planning is required to be set up for each multi-municipal metropolitan area with a population of 10 lakh or more Unfortunatelythe composition of the two committees heavily favours elected members of the panchayats and municipalities The proportion is four-fifths of the total number in the case of DPCs and two-thirds for MPCs According to a recent CPR studyin the metropolitan areas of MumbaiKolkataChennaiBangalore and Hyderabadnon-municipal urban territoriesspecial purpose bodieselected representatives of the state legislature and Parliamentas well as business and industryare important stakeholders The restricted design of the MPC does not allow for flexibility or adequacy of representation This is a major reason why the MPCthough a constitutional requirementhas not been set-up at allexcept in Kolkata and Mumbai Even in these areasthey are practically non-functional Whatthenis the purpose of letting this flawed amendment remain as it is As one who was privileged to be involved in the drafting of this amendmentI have to admit that if clarity is the objectivethis piece of legislation leaves much to be desired Yetthe intent of the amendment democratic decentralisation cannot be compromised by the letter of the law It is time we revisited this amendment and considered the changes needed The writer is chairman of the Centre for Policy ResearchDelhiand former secretaryurban developmentGovernment of India [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News the matter will be taken up as and when required and law will take its own course.