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‘Municipalities Are Supposed To Perform Functions & Implement Schemes As May Be Entrusted To Them’: Allahabad HC Pulls Up Varanasi Authorities [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates’Municipalities Are Supposed To Perform Functions & Implement Schemes As May Be Entrusted To Them’: Allahabad HC Pulls Up Varanasi Authorities [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 Oct 2020 11:43 PMShare This – xThe Allahabad on Monday pulled up the Municipal Authorities of Varanasi, after it was informed that the local self-Government had failed in its duties vis-a-vis public health, sanitation conservancy and solid waste management. “As per Article 243W of the Constitution of India, municipalities are supposed to perform functions and are required to implement schemes as may be…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad on Monday pulled up the Municipal Authorities of Varanasi, after it was informed that the local self-Government had failed in its duties vis-a-vis public health, sanitation conservancy and solid waste management. “As per Article 243W of the Constitution of India, municipalities are supposed to perform functions and are required to implement schemes as may be entrusted to them, including those in relation to the matters listed in the Twelfth Schedule,” the Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Siddhartha Varma said. The Court has asked the Municipal Corporation, Varanasi to file an affidavit before the Court giving out complete reasons relating to the schemes available with it and their execution thereof. The Court has particularly sought for execution of schemes with respect to the following entries in the 12th Schedule: Entry 6- public health, sanitation conservancy and solid waste management Entry 8- Urban forestry, protection of environment, promotion of ecological aspects Entry 10- slum improvement and up-gradation Entry 12- provision of urban amenities and facilities such as parks, gardens, playgrounds Entry 15- cattle ponds and prevention of cruelty towards animals Further, the Bench has called for personal appearance of Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Varanasi with all details relating to the issues referred to above. The matter is listed for hearing on 23rd November, 2020. Know the Law The 12th Schedule was added to the Indian Constitution by way of the 74th Amendment Act of 1992. It corresponds to Article 243W of the Constitution and contains the powers, authority and responsibilities of local self-Governments, i.e. Municipalities. The Schedule has 18 items relating to which municipalities are required to perform and are also required to execute certain schemes. They are inclusive of such other matters as are permitted under Part- IXA (Municipalities) of the Constitution. The Municipal Corporation Act, 1959 also incorporates matters referred under the 12th Schedule. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more