What is Central Council of Local Government?
Q. Central Council of Local Government was setup in -- Published on 10 Mar 17
Central Council of Local Government -
- The Central Council of Local Government was set up in 1954.
- It was established under Article 263 of the Constitution of India by an order of the President of India.
- The original name was Central Council of Local Self-Government.
- In 1980’s ‘self-government’ was replaced by the term ‘government’.
- Till 1958, it dealt with both urban as well as rural local governments.
- After 1958 it has been dealing with matters of urban local government only.
- The Council is an advisory body.
- It consists of the Minister for Urban Development in the Government of India and the ministers for local self government in states.
- The Union minister acts as the Chairman of the Council.
The Council performs the following functions with regard to local government -
1. Making proposals for legislation.
2. Examining the possibility of cooperation between the Centre and the states.
3. Considering and recommending the policy matters.
4. Drawing up a common programme of action.
5. Reviewing the work done by the local bodies with the Central financial assistance.
6. Recommending Central financial assistance.