Who is a municipal councillor?

By Krishan Yadav|Updated : June 29th, 2022

Municipal Councillors are members of the local municipal corporations and representatives of citizens in a given place. They are elected during local body elections held in each state every five years. They represent the local political party. or fight as Independents not representing any political organization.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Participating in the development and evaluation of programs conducted by the municipality.
  • Working for the welfare and interests of the people in the municipal corporations they are elected to represent.
  • Participate in the election of the town Mayor.
  • Take care of civic-related issues such as road laying, development of infrastructure, issues related to town planning, and disposal of waste management.
  • Activities relating to the promotion of education, guidelines on public health, community welfare, public safety, and other local development issues.
  • Promote programs on development and cultural and other aesthetic-related ones.
  • Approval of local development plans.
  • Listen to issues faced by people locally and address them.

What is the role of a councillor?

Councillors are elected for a four-year term of office and represent the people living in the ward, they are elected to on City Council, dealing with a range of problems and priorities for their local community.

What is Municipal council? 

A Municipal Council (also known as Municipality, Nagar Palika, or Nagar Palika Parishad) is an urban local body that administers a city of population 100,000 or more. However, there are exceptions to that, as previously Nagar Palikas constituted in urban centers with populations over 20,000, so all the urban bodies which were previously classified as Nagar Palikas even if their population was under 100,000.


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