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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Urban Development 

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2426
ANSWERED ON JULY 31, 2014 

QUESTION
Metropolitan Planning Commission 

2426. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR: 

Will the Minister of URBAN DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state;

(a)   whether Government is aware that very few States have met the requirements of the Constitution (74th Amendment) Act, 1992 for devolution of powers and responsibilities to municipal bodies;

 (b)   if so, the reasons therefor, and the status of implementation of the Act by States, State-wise;

 (c)    whether Government proposes to introduce Statutory Metropolitan Planning Commissions (MPCs) in all States consisting of planning experts that prepares, discusses and approves a statutory metropolitan development plan; and

 (d)   if so, the details thereof, and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI M. VENKAIAH NAIDU)

(a) & (b): Yes, Sir. The status of devolution of powers and responsibilities to municipal bodies by States is annexed. It is observed that most municipal bodies in the country are financially constrained and lack capacity to discharge functions as per Constitution (74th Amendment) Act, 1992.

(c) & (d): There is no such proposal as of now. Article 243 ZE of the Constitution mandates that a Metropolitan Planning Committee be constituted in all the metropolitan areas by State Governments.

                                                                                                                                                  ANNEXURE

Annexure as referred to in the Statement in reply to part (b) of the Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No. 2426 for 31.7.2014

                                            Status of Implementation of the 74111 Constitution Amendment Act by States

S.No

State

Constitution of Urban Local Bodies and Election

Transfer of Functions under 12th Schedule

Constitution of District Planning Committee

Constitution of Metropolitan Planning Committee

1

Andhra Pradesh

Yes

No

Yes

No

2

Arunachal Pradesh

Yes

No

Yes

Not Applicable

3

Assam

Yes

No

Yes

Not Applicable

4

Bihar

Yes

No

Yes

No

5

Chhattisgarh

Yes

Yes

Yes

Not Applicable

6

Goa

Yes

No

Yes

Not Applicable

7

Gujarat

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

8

Haryana

Yes

No

Yes

No

9

Himachal Pradesh

Yes

Yes

Yes

Not Applicable

10

Jammu & Kashmir

Yes

Yes

Yes

Not Applicable

11

Jharkhand

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

12

Karnataka

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

13

Kerala

Yes

Yes

Yes

Not Applicable

14

Madhya Pradesh

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

15

Maharashtra

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

16

Manipur

Yes

No

Yes

Not Applicable

17

Meghalaya

Yes

Yes

Yes

Not Applicable

18

Mizoram

Yes

No

Yes

Not Applicable

19

Nagaland

Yes

No

Yes

Not Applicable

20

Orissa

Yes

Yes

Yes

Not Applicable

21

Punjab

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

22

Rajasthan

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

23

Sikkim

Yes

No

Yes

Not Applicable

24

Tamil Nadu

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

25

Telangana

Yes

No

Yes

No

26

Tripura

Yes

No

Yes

Not Applicable

27

Uttar Pradesh

Yes

No

Yes

No

28

Uttarakhand

Yes

No

Yes

Not Applicable

29

West Bengal

Yes

No

Yes

Yes