Ministry of Urban Development
STARRED QUESTION NO 57
TO BE ANSWERED ON 28.04.2016
Constitution of Metropolitan Planning Committees in cities
57. Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Will the Minister of URBAN DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-
(a) the steps Government has taken for implementation of the 74th Constitution
Amendment envisaging a greater role for urban local bodies;
(b) whether Karnataka has met all the requirements to implement the said Amendment, if not, the deficiencies thereof;
(c) which cities in India have constituted Metropolitan Planning Committees (MPCs) as envisaged under Article 243 ZE of the Constitution; and
(d) whether planning has been devolved to the MPCs wherever they have been constituted?
THE MINISTER OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI M. VENKAIAH NAIDU)
(a) to (d): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO.57 FOR 28.4.2016 REGARDING CONSTITUTION OF METROPOLITAN PLANNING COMMITTEES IN CITIES
(a): The Government has advised all States and UTs to implement the 74th Constitution Amendment Act (CAA). This was a reform mandate under previous mission mode programme (JnNURM). This is continued as a reform mandate under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). Towards this, a Model Municipal Law was also brought by the Ministry in order to assist and facilitate the States. The Government, through AMRUT has provided for a 10% financial incentive to the States and UTs to achieve the reforms which include implementation of 74th CAA.
(b): The 12th Schedule of the Constitution envisages 18 functions to be transferred to the Urban Local Bodies (ULB). As per the JNNURM - Reforms Calibrated Milestones and Scores (Jan 2014) Karnataka has transferred all functions except the function of water supply and sewerage to ULBs.
(c) & (d): As per information available, the respective State Governments have included the metropolitan areas of Hyderabad, Faridabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune to constitute Metropolitan Planning Committees as per article 243 ZE of the Constitution. These Committees have been given various responsibilities and authority by the respective State Governments for urban and regional development. The devolution of planning function to MPCs varies from State to State.