nChhattisgarh government has enhanced financial powers of urban local bodies and its office bearers.
By notifying in the state gazette, the state government on Monday empowered the corporations’ municipal commissioners, mayor-in-councils (MiCs) with renewed financial power.
Official sources informed that from now onwards the municipal corporations in the state will be categorized in three categories namely corporations based on populations. The corporations with a population of above 10 lakh will be in one category, those with population in between 3 to 10 lakh in another and another comprising those up to 3 lakh.
For municipal corporations having above 10 lakh population, municipal commissioners have been empowered to sanction amount up to 75 lakhs, MiCs from Rs 75 lakh to Rs 3 crore, corporations from Rs 3 crore to Rs 5 crore.
In municipal corporations having population of 3 to 10 lakh, municipal commissioners have been empowered with financial powers of Rs 50 Lakh, MiC with enhanced financial powers of Rs 50 lakh to 1.5 crore and corporations’ financial limit enhanced from 1.5 crore to Rs 5 crore.
Similarly, the corporations having population up to 3 lakh have been empowered with financial powers from earlier Rs 1 crore to now Rs 3 crore. The financial powers of municipal commissioner here has been enhanced to 25 lakh while for the MiC the financial power has been enhanced to Rs 3 crore in place of Rs 1 crore.