Social Welfare Profile

Nagar Nigam (Municipal Council or Town Municipality) is an urban local body (ULB) that administers a city having population of 1 lakh or above.

Under the urban local self governance system, the Nagar Nigam is administratively part of the district it is located in. Nigam are entrusted with some duties and responsibilities, as enshrined in the Constitutional (74th Amendment) Act, 1992. It interacts directly with the State Government.

The members of the Nigam are elected representatives for a term of five years. The town is divided into wards according to its population, and representatives are elected from each ward. The members elect a president among themselves to preside over and conduct meetings.

Social Welfare

Nagar Nigam is responsible for many social welfare activities such as:

  • Maintaining water supply
  • Preparation of ration card
  • Preparing birth/death records and certificates
  • Regulation of market places