Corporation Shimla is entrusted with the development related matters of
the MC areas and providing basic civic amenities. The services provided by
the MC Shimla are innumerable, however, some of them are listed hereunder.
1. Obligatory Duties
construction, maintenance and cleaning of drains and drainage works and of
public latrines, urinals and similar conveniences.
construction and maintenance of works and means for providing supply of
water for public and private purposes.
scavenging, removal and disposal of fifth, rubbish and other obnoxious or
reclamation of unhealthy localities, the removal of noxious vegetation and
generally the abatement of all nuisances.
regulation of places for the disposal of the dead and the provision and
maintenance of places for the said purpose.
construction and maintenance of cattle pond.
g) Measures for
preventing and checking the spread of dangerous diseases.
construction and maintenance of municipal markets and the regulation thereof.
regulation and abatement of offensive or dangerous trades or practices.
securing or removal of dangerous buildings and places.
construction, maintenance, alteration and improvements of public streets,
bridges, culverts, cause ways and the like.
lighting, watering and cleaning of public streets and other public places.
m)The removal of
obstructions and projections in or upon streets, bridges and other public
n) The naming
and numbering of streets and premises.
maintenance of municipal offices
laying out of the maintenance of public parks, gardens or recreation grounds.
maintenance of monuments and memorials vested in a local authority in the municipal area immediately
before the commencement of this Act or which may be vested in the Corporation
after such commencement.
maintenance and development of the value of all properties vested in or
entrusted to the management of the corporation.
fulfillment of any other obligation imposed by or under this Act or any other
law for the time being in force.
t) Planting and
care of trees on road sides etc.
of buildings and lands.
2. Functions Entrusted by the Government
preparation of plans for economic development and social justice;
performance of function and implementation of schemes which may be
entrusted to it including the functions in respect of the following
planning including town planning.
of land use and construction of buildings.
for social and economic development.
supply for domestic, industrial and commercial purposes.
health, Sanitation, Conservancy and Solid waste management.
forestry protection of the environment and promotion of ecological aspects.
the interests of the weaker sections of the society: Including the handicapped
and mentally retarded.
improvement and up-gradation.
for urban amenities and facilities such as parks, gardens and play grounds.
of cultural, educational, and aesthetic aspects.
xiv. Burials and
burial grounds, cremations and crematoriums grounds and electric crematoriums.
pounds, prevention of cruelty to animals.
statistics including registration of births and deaths.
amenities including street lighting parking lots, bus stops and public
of slaughter houses and tanneries.
3. Discretionary Functions
furtherance of education including cultural and physical education.
establishment and maintenance of aid to libraries, museums, art galleries,
botanical or zoological collections.
establishment and maintenance of aid to stadia gymnasia, akharas and places for
sports and games.
civic reception to persons of distinction.
providing of music or other entertainments in public places or places of public
resort and the establishment of theatres and cinemas.
organization and management of fairs and exhibitions.
construction and maintenance of
for the deaf and dumb and for disabled and handicapped children.
for destitute and disabled persons.
for persons of unsound mind.
xi. The building
or purchased and maintenance of dwelling houses for corporation officers
and other corporation employees.
measures for the welfare of the corporation officers and other corporation to
such officers and employees or any class of them for construction of houses and
purchase of vehicles.
organization or management of chemical or bacteriological laboratories for the
examination or analysis of water, food and drugs for the detection of
diseases or research connected with the public health or medical relief.
provision of the relief to destitute and disabled persons.
vaccination and inoculation.
organization, construction, maintenance and management of swimming pools.
organization and management of farms and dairies within or outside the
municipal area for the supply, distribution and processing of milk and milk
products for the benefit of the residents of the municipal area.
organization and management of cottage industries, handicraft centers and sales
construction and maintenance of warehouses and godowns.
construction and maintenance of garbage, sheds and stands for vehicles and
provision for unfiltered water supply.
improvement of the municipal area in accordance with improvement schemes
approved by the corporation.
provision of housing accommodation for the inhabitants of any area or for any
class of inhabitants.
The establishment and maintenance of hospitals, dispensaries
and maternity and child welfare centres and the carrying out
of other measures necessary for public medical relief.
measure not herein before specifically mentioned likely to promote public
safety, health, convenience or general welfare.
4. Duties of Councilors (Members of the House)
the people in the municipal corporation and cooperate with other councilors in
the best interest of the community.
in the House meetings, House Committee meetings and meetings of the Ward
Committee and other related bodies.
c) Take policy
decisions as members of the House.
the development of the MC areas (wards) and providing basic civic amenities.
the performance of the municipal corporation.
the needs of the community to the municipal corporation and the municipal
corporation processes to the community.
and attend meetings unless they have a special leave of absence.
issues of concern with the relevant bodies and provide feedback on the
municipal corporation’s performance.