of Municipal Administration
urban local bodies form the direct interface between the people in the urban
areas and the administration.
The overall administration of 6 Municipal Corporations, 102
Municipalities is the responsibility of this
Tamil Nadu, being the most urbanised State in the Country, the
Department has multifarious functions in terms of providing basic
infrastructure, conduct of
elections to these local bodies and administering the staff numbering
local bodies have 15 obligatory functions including
Public Health, drinking water etc. more
of Town Panchayats
Nadu is the first State to have introduced a classification in the status of
local bodies as Town Panchayat, which was planned as a transitional
body between Rural and Urban Local Bodies.
the Local Bodies, the Town Panchayats were conferred with individual
administrative powers and an enhanced staff pattern and these Town
Panchayats with unique functional characters have been in existence for over
a century. The Town Panchayats were provided with well devised accounting
and auditing procedures and the service delivery to the public has been
better. The Town Panchayats normally are places of importance such as
Division / Taluk headquarters, Tourist Spots, Pilgrim Centers and
Commercial/Industrial towns. This has necessitated special attention to the
civic needs of the Town Panchayats. more...
Chennai City Municipal Corporation Act, 1919,
the Chennai Municipal Corporation is administered directly by the
Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department of Government of Tamil
Nadu. The Chennai Municipal
Corporation covers an area of 174 Sq.Kms.
According to the 2001 census, the City of Chennai has a population of
42.16 lakhs. more...
Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board
Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) was constituted on
1-8-1978 by an Act of Legislature of State of Tamil Nadu for exclusively
attending to the growing needs of and for planned development and
appropriate regulation of water supply and sewerage services in the Chennai
Metropolitan Area with particular reference to the protection of public
health and for all matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
However, the service limits then were confined only upto Chennai City
Tamilnadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD) continues to be the main
implementing agency for all water supply and sewerage schemes outside the
Chennai metropolitan area. TWAD has also been coordinating with the district
and State Level Government Departments, the Government of India's Ministry
of Rural Development and Departments of Drinking Water Supply, Urban
Development and Poverty Alleviation, Ministry of Water Resources, National
River Conservation Directorate, Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water
Mission, Central Ground Water Board, Non Government Organisations (NGOs),
academic institutions like, Anna University, Gandhigram Rural Institute,
etc., to implement the water
supply and sewerage schemes effectively
in the districts of Tamilnadu. more...