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Functions & Powers of Town Muncipal Administration

The functions and powers of the Town Municipal Administration include:-

to prepare spatial plans for the tehsil in collaboration with Union Councils, including plans for land use, zoning and functions for which the Tehsil Municipal Administration is responsible; to seek approval of the Tehsil Council to the spatial plans prepared by it after due process of dissemination and public enquiry, incorporating modifications on the basis of such inquiry; to execute and manage development plans; to exercise control over land-use, land-subdivision, land development and zoning by public and private sectors for any purpose, including for agriculture, industry, commerce, markets, shopping and other employment


centres; residential, recreation, parks, entertainment; passenger and freight transport and transit stations; to enforce all municipal laws, rules and bye-laws governing its functioning. Tehsil Municipal Administration may, with the approval of Tehsil Council, exempt any Union from application of any specific provision of the bye-laws made by the Tehsil Council under Local Government Ordinance, 2001. 

Provincial Government may, on the recommendations of Tehsil Municipal Administration through District Government, exempt any Union or a part thereof from the application of rules relating to land use, building control, tax on property or in any other matter dealing with municipal services. Such exemption shall not extend to any organised housing schemes, zoning of industrial and commercial areas, and matters concerning environmental protection;

to prevent encroachments; 
to regulate affixing of sign-boards and advertisements; 
to provide, manage, operate, maintain and improve the municipal infrastructure and services, including- 
water supply and control and development of water sources, other than systems maintained by the Union and Village Councils; 
sewerage, sewage and sewage treatment and disposal; 
storm water drainage; 
sanitation and solid waste collection and sanitary disposal of solid, liquid, industrial and hospital wastes; 
roads and streets, other than roads falling under the jurisdiction of, and maintained by, the District Government or Provincial Government and streets maintained by the Union Administration or Village Council; 
traffic planning, engineering and management including traffic signaling systems, signs on roads, street markings, parking places, transport stations, stops, stands and terminals; 
street lighting; 
fire fighting; 
parks, playgrounds, open spaces and arboriculture; and slaughter houses; 
to compile information provided by Union and Village Councils of prioritised projects in the tehsils; 
to prepare budget, long term and annual municipal development programmes in collaboration with the Union Councils, under the directions of the Tehsil Nazim; 
to maintain, with the assistance of the District Government, Union and Village Councils, a comprehensive data base and information system for Tehsil Municipal Administration and provide public access to it on nominal charges; 
to propose taxes, cess, user fees, rates, rents, tolls, charges, levies, fines and penalties under Part III of the Second Schedule of Local Government Ordinance 2001 for approval of the Tehsil Council and notify the same after such approval; 
to collect approved taxes, cess, user fees, rates, rents, tolls, charges, fines and penalties; 
to organize sports, cultural, recreational events, fairs and shows; 
to organize cattle fairs and cattle markets; 
to co-ordinate and support municipal functions amongst Unions and Villages; 
to regulate markets and services and issue licenses, permits, grant permissions and impose penalties for violation thereof as and where applicable; 
to manage properties, assets and funds vested in the Tehsil Municipal Administration and Tehsil Council; 
to develop and manage schemes, including site development in collaboration with District Government and Union Administration; 
to authorise an officer or officers to issue notice to a person committing any municipal offence and initiate legal proceedings for continuance of commission of such offence or for failure to comply with the directions contained in such notice; 
to prosecute, sue and follow up criminal, civil and recovery proceedings against violators of municipal laws in the courts of competent jurisdiction; 
to maintain municipal records and archives; and 
to prepare financial statements and present them for internal and external audit. 
The Tehsil Municipal Administration may:-

assign or contract out, on such terms and conditions as are approved by the Tehsil Council and after inviting public objections, any of its functions to any public-private, public or private organization. But the responsibility for discharge of such functions shall continue to vest with the Tehsil Municipal Administration. 
on such terms and conditions as are mutually agreed, transfer its functions or responsibilities with regard to providing municipal services to the Union Administration or Village Council. No function or responsibility shall be transferred without allocation of corresponding resources and funds. The responsibility to regulate and monitor such functions and services shall remain with the Tehsil Municipal Administration. 
by an agreement and on such terms and conditions as may be mutually agreed, perform any function of the District Government; 
with funds raised through voluntary contributions or external grant, but without recourse to additional enhanced taxation, user charges or fees or recourse to any other sources of public funds and without incurring debt of any nature, undertake any development project; 
with the approval of the Provincial Government and concerned regulatory authorities of the Federal Government and Provincial Government, set-up, acquire, manage and operate any commercial activity on a self-financing basis with no liability to the public exchequer; and 
set-up a corporate body to perform any of its functions, singly or jointly with other public or private bodies. The responsibility for discharge of such functions shall continue to vest with the Tehsil Municipal Administration. 

 
Province Punjab
Location 30.2°′″N, 71.45°′″E
Altitude 710 Feet
Area 3,721km²
Time Zone (GMT +5)
Towns 6 Towns
Population 5 Million
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