Councilor becomes mayor
After integration, one councilor will not only be elected as the Mayor of Delhi from amongst the councilors of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, but along with them the chairman of the Standing Committee, Education, Works, Garden, Rural Area, Sanitation etc. go. Apart from this, there is a zonal committee in each zone, these zonal committees monitor the work being done in their respective areas and also prepare proposals for new works to be done in the area.
1 crore fund is available every year
At the entire Delhi level, the councilors of the municipal corporation together prepare the policy in the house, on the basis of which the corporation commissioner and other officers work. Every councilor of the Municipal Corporation gets a fund of Rs 1 crore annually. With this amount, the councilors can get any development work done in their area. He can also send proposals to the municipal corporation for big projects in his area.
Right to give pension to the poor
Corporation councilors have the right to recommend pension to a specified number of poor people living in their locality. The councilors also recommend giving Rs 25,000 from the Municipal Corporation for the marriage of a widow’s daughter. If the streets are not being cleaned or the corporation schools and dispensaries are not getting adequate facilities, then the councilors can raise the matter in the House. The councilors also preside over the committees formed in the schools of the corporation.
Receives international guest
Before the division of the Municipal Corporation, only the mayor of Delhi had the right that whenever the head of state of any country came to Delhi, the mayor used to welcome him first at the airport. Now after the reunification of the Municipal Corporation, it is expected that the Mayor will get this right again.
Get only 300 rupees as allowance
It is important that the councilors who win the election after spending huge amount in the election are given a very meager amount in the name of allowance. He gets an allowance of only three hundred rupees for every meeting. Apart from this, they neither get any salary nor pension.
What are the powers of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi?
Cleanliness: The Municipal Corporation of Delhi is responsible for cleaning, collecting and disposing of garbage in the colonies and roads of Delhi. The corporation has to collect the garbage from the houses and take it to the slope and then arrange for its disposal from there.
Maintenance of Roads: During the tenure of Sheila Dikshit, the Delhi government had given the responsibility of maintenance of roads bigger than 60 meters from the Municipal Corporation to the PWD. But despite this, the municipal corporation still has more than 32 thousand km of small roads, streets. There are thousands of parks, which are taken care of by the Municipal Corporation.
Maps approved: Whether there is a central government or the Delhi government in Delhi, but the municipal corporation has the right to approve the building’s maps. Even if the central government has to construct a building in the area of the corporation, then its map will also be passed by the corporation. If a building is made illegal or the rules have been violated in the construction, then the municipal corporation also does the demolition in it.
Schools, Hospitals, Dispensaries : Municipal Corporation of Delhi also has schools in Delhi for primary education, dispensaries and hospitals for health. Although the number of hospitals is limited, they also have an important role to play. Apart from this, there are primary health centers of the corporation at some places.
Tax collection: There are 45 to 50 lakh properties in Delhi. The municipal corporation also collects the tax of all these properties. These include vacant plots, houses, shops, commercial buildings etc. Similarly, the Municipal Corporation also collects money through advertisements, toll tax and parking on the roads and buildings of the corporation.
Many more tasks: Apart from these, the Municipal Corporation also performs many other functions. In these, the Municipal Corporation also does the work of issuing birth and death certificates, granting trade licenses, giving Tahbazari, licenses to restaurants etc.
And where does the income come from: Apart from electricity and road tax, the Municipal Corporation also gets a share from the fee charged on the registration done at the time of purchase and sale of property.