Functions of MC

Functions of Municipal Corporation under Punjab Local Government Act 2013

86. Metropolitan and Municipal Corporations.
The Metropolitan Corporation and a Municipal Corporation shall each be a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal, with power to acquire and hold property and enter into any contract and may sue and be sued in its name.

87. Functions of Metropolitan and Municipal Corporations
(1) The Metropolitan Corporation and a Municipal Corporation shall:

  • (a) Approve spatial plans, master plans, zoning, land use plans, including classification and reclassification of land, environment control, urban design, urban renewal and ecological balances;
  • (b) Implement rules and bye-laws governing land use, housing, markets, zoning, environment, roads, traffic, tax, infrastructure and public utilities;
  • (c) Approve proposals for public transport and mass transit systems, construction of express ways, fly-overs, bridges, roads, under passes, and inter-town streets;
  • (d) Approve development schemes for beautification of urban areas;
  • (e) Develop integrated system of water reservoirs, water sources, treatment plants, drainage, liquid and solid waste disposal, sanitation and other municipal services;
  • (f) Execute and manage development plans;
  • (g) 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 centers, residential, recreation, parks, entertainment, passenger and transport freight and transit stations;
  • (h) Enforce all municipal laws, rules and bye-laws governing its functioning:
  • (i) Prevent and remove encroachments;
  • (j) Regulate affixing of sign-boards and advertisements except where this function is being performed by the Parks and Horticulture Authority;
  • (k) Provide, manage, operate, maintain and improve the municipal infrastructure and services, including:
    • (i) Water supply and control and development of water sources;
    • (ii) Sewage and sewage treatment and disposal;
    • (iii) Storm water drainage;
    • (iv) Sanitation and solid waste collection and sanitary disposal of solid, liquid, industrial and hospital wastes, treatment and disposal including landfill site and recycling plants;
    • (v) Roads and streets;
    • (vi) Traffic planning, engineering and management including traffic signaling systems, signs on roads, street markings, parking places, transport stations, stops, stands and terminals;
    • (vii) Street lighting;
    • (viii) Firefighting;
    • (ix) Parks, playgrounds, open spaces, graveyards and arboriculture; and
    • (x) Slaughter houses;
  • (l) Environmental control, including control of air, water and soil pollution in accordance with Federal and Provincial laws and standards;
  • (m) Undertake urban design and urban renewal programs;
  • (n) Develop and maintain museums, art galleries, libraries, community and cultural centers;
  • (o) Conserve historical and cultural assets;
  • (p) Undertake landscape, monuments and municipal ornamentation;
  • (q) Establish and maintain regional markets and commercial centers;
  • (r) Prepare budget, revised budget and annual and long term municipal development programs;
  • (s) Maintain a comprehensive data base and information system and provide public access to it on nominal charges;
  • (t) Approve taxes and fees;
  • (u) Regulate dangerous and offensive articles and trades mentioned in Second Schedule;
  • (v) Collect approved taxes, fees, rates, rents, tolls, charges, fines and penalties;
  • (w) Organize sports, cultural, recreational events, fairs and shows, cattle fairs and cattle markets, and regulate sale of animals;
  • (x) Regulate markets and services and issue licenses, permits, grant permissions and impose penalties for violation thereof as and where applicable;
  • (y) Manage properties, assets and funds vested in the local government;
  • (z) Develop and manage schemes, including site development;
  • (aa) Authorize 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;
  • (bb) Prosecute, sue and follow up criminal, civil and recovery proceedings against violators of municipal laws in the courts of competent jurisdiction;
  • (cc) Promote technological parks, cottage, small and medium size enterprises;
  • (dd) Maintain municipal records and archives;
  • (ee) Assist in provision of relief in the event of any fire, flood, hailstorm, earthquake, epidemic or other natural calamity and assist relevant authorities in relief activities;
  • (ff) Provide relief for the widows, orphans, poor, persons in distress and children and persons with disabilities;
  • (gg) Prepare financial statements and present them for internal and external audit in the manner as may be prescribed; and
  • (hh) Perform such other functions as may be prescribed.

(2) The Metropolitan Corporation and a Municipal Corporation may entrust any of its functions to a person, an authority, agency or company through a contractual arrangement, on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed.