Six months after it was proposed, the UT administrator Shivraj V Patil on Wednesday approved nine sub-committees of Chandigarh municipal corporation.
The subcommittees include sanitation committee, electricity committee, environment and city beautification committee, fire and emergency services committee, arts, culture and sports committee, slum development committee, enforcement committee, day market and apni mandi committee, women empowerment committee.
These were constituted by the mayor based on the unanimous decision of the General House.
City mayor, Harphool Chander Kalyan, said that the decision was taken at an appropriate time as committees play an important role in the development of the city.
According to Section 42 of the MC Act, constitution of committees is an obligatory function of the corporation, which could not be delegated to any authority.
The working of the municipal corporation is based on the committee system under which various sub-committees dealing with specified subjects are formed, which are delegated financial and other powers to carry out work related to municipal corporation functions.
In cases involving financial implication beyond a certain limit and those involving policy decisions, the matter is finally referred to the general body meeting of the corporation.