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G O V E R N M E N T O F M A N I P U R
SECRETARIAT: L A W &. LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS
D E P A R T M E N T
N O T I
I m p h a l , the

F I C A T I O N
14
S e p t e m b e r , 2010
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N o . 2 / 2 9 / 2 0 1 0 - L e g / L : T h e f o l l o w i n g A c t o f the L e g i s l a t u r e , M a n i p u r w h i c h r e c e i v e d assent
o f the G o v e r n o r o f M a n i p u r o n 8-9-2010 i s h e r e b y p u b l i s h e d i n the M a n i p u r G a z e t t e .
THE MANIPUR MUNICIPALITY COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION ACT, 2010
( M a n i p u r A c t N o . 7 of 2010)
An
Act
to institutionalise citizens'
participation
in municipal
functions,
e . g . setting
priorities, b u d g e t i n g provisions, etc.
b y setting u p o f W a r d
Development
C o m m i t t e e a n d t o p r o v i d e f o r m a t t e r s c o n n e c t e d t h e r e w i t h o r incidental thereto.
B e i t e n a c t e d b y t h e L e g i s l a t u r e o f M a n i p u r i n t h e S i x t y - f i r s t Y e a r o f the
Republic of India as follows:
CHAPTER-I
1.
S h o r t title, e x t e n t a n d c o m m e n c e m e n t . - ( 1 ) T h i s A c t m a y b e c a l l e d the
M a n i p u r Municipality C o m m u n i t y Participation A c t , 2010.
( 2 ) I t e x t e n d s t o the w h o l e o f the State o f M a n i p u r w h e r e the
M u n i c i p a l i t i e s A c t , 1994 ( N o . 4 3 of 1 9 9 4 ) extends.

Manipur

( 3 ) It shall c o m e into f o r c e on s u c h date as the State G o v e r n m e n t may, by


notification in the official Gazette, appoint.
2.
D e f i n i t i o n s . - I n this A c t , u n l e s s t h e r e i s a n y t h i n g , r e p u g n a n t i n the s u b j e c t o r
context ( a ) " B u d g e t y e a r " m e a n s the p e r i o d fo r w h i c h the State G o v e r n m e n t
lays d o w n the a n n u a l financial statement;
( b ) " C h a i r p e r s o n " m e a n s the C h a i r p e r s o n o f the W a r d D e v e l o p m e n t
Committee ;
( c ) " C o u n c i l l o r " m e a n s the C o u n c i l l o r o f the M u n i c i p a l i t y ;
( d ) "Executive
Officer"
means
the
Executive
Officer
o f the
Municipality;
(e) "member"
means
the
member
o f the
Ward
Development
Committee;
( f ) " M u n i c i p a l i t y " m e a n s t h e M u n i c i p a l i t y c o n s t i t u t e d u n d e r the
M a n i p u r M u n i c i p a l i t i e s A c t , 1994 ( N o . 4 3 o f 1994);
( g ) "State
Election
Commission"
means
the
State
Election
Commission
constituted
under
section
98
o f the
Manipur
Panchayati R a j A c t , 1 994 ( N o . 2 6 of 1994);
( h ) " W a r d " m e a n s a m u n i c i p a l w a r d constituted u n d e r section 1 8 of
the M a n i p u r Municipalities A c t , 1 994;
( i ) " W a r d Infrastructure I n d e x " m e a n s a c o m p o s i t e index generated
b y t a k i n g into a c c o u n t the condition o f all p u b l i c infrastructure
e l e m e n t s i n that W a r d ;
( j ) " W a r d D e v e l o p m e n t C o m m i t t e e " m e a n s the W a r d D e v e l o p m e n t
C o m m i t t e e constituted under section 3;
( k ) the w o r d s a n d e x p r e s s i o n s u s e d i n the A c t b u t n o t d e f i n e d herein
shall h a v e the s a m e m e a n i n g s a s s i g n e d to t h e m in the M a n i p u r
Municipalities A c t , 1994.

Chapter-II
WARD DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Constitution and Governance of Ward Development Committee
Ward
Development
Committee

3 . ( 1 ) T h e r e shall b e a W a r d D e v e l o p m e n t C o m m i t t e e for e a c h Ward i n a


Municipality to be constituted by t h e S t a t e G o v e r n m e n t immediately after
t h e constitution of t h e Municipality.
( 2 ) E a c h W a r d D e v e l o p m e n t C o m m i t t e e shall consist of
(a)

the Councillor of t h e W a r d , w h o shall be the Chairperson of


the Ward Development Committee;

( b ) t w o p e r s o n s t o b e elected from the W a r d ;


(c)

t w o p e r s o n s r e p r e s e n t i n g the civil s o c i e t y from the W a r d ,


nominated b y t h e S t a t e G o v e r n m e n t .

Explanation. - F o r t h e p u r p o s e s of this section, 'civil society' m e a n s


a n y n o n - g o v e r n m e n t organisation or association or persons,
established, constituted, or registered under a n y law for the
time
being
in
force
and
working
for
social welfare, and
includes
any
community-based
organization,
professional
institution and civic, health, educational, social or cultural body or
a n y t r a d e or industrial organization and s u c h o t h e r association
o r body a s the S t a t e G o v e r n m e n t m a y d e c i d e .
( 3 ) A person shall be disqualified to continue as s u c h m e m b e r , if under
t h e provisions of this A c t or a n y o t h e r law for the t i m e being in force, he
w o u l d be disqualified for being elected as a m e m b e r of a Municipality.
( 4 ) T h e E x e c u t i v e Officer shall be entitled to t a k e p a r t in t h e meetings
a n d deliberations of t h e W a r d D e v e l o p m e n t C o m m i t t e e . T h e Chairman of
t h e W a r d D e v e l o p m e n t C o m m i t t e e m a y r e q u e s t the representatives o f
c o n c e r n e d municipal d e p a r t m e n t s as special invitees to participate in the
m e e t i n g s w h e n e v e r p r o b l e m s respecting their d e p a r t m e n t s are to be
discussed.
( 5 ) A n y official of t h e Municipality nominated by the E x e c u t i v e Officer
of t h e Municipality shall be t h e S e c r e t a r y of t h e W a r d Development
C o m m i t t e e . All m i n u t e s of t h e p r o c e e d i n g s of the m e e t i n g of the Ward
D e v e l o p m e n t C o m m i t t e e shall be recorded by the S e c r e t a r y and copy of
m i n u t e s of the p r o c e e d i n g s of e a c h meeting shall be f o r w a r d e d by him to
t h e Municipality.
( 6 ) T h e term of office of t h e W a r d D e v e l o p m e n t C o m m i t t e e shall be c o e x t e n s i v e with the duration of t h e Municipality.
Disqualifications
for being a
member of
Ward
Development
Committee

4 . ( 1 ) A person shall be disqualified for being chosen a s , and for being a


m e m b e r of the W a r d D e v e l o p m e n t C o m m i t t e e if he is so disqualified for
t h e p u r p o s e of election to t h e Municipality:
Provided that no person shall be disqualified on t h e ground that he
is l e s s than t w e n t y five y e a r s of a g e , if he h a s a t t a i n e d the a g e of
eighteen years.

-3( 2 ) If a n y question arises as to whether a person h a s become


s u b j e c t to any of the disqualifications mentioned in sub-section ( 1 ) , the
question shall be referred for the decision of the Election Tribunal in such
m a n n e r as m a y be prescribed.
Election of member of
Ward Development
Committee

5.(1)

Election

to the office of the m e m b e r s of the Ward Development

C o m m i t t e e shall be held in a c c o r d a n c e with the rules m a d e by the State


G o v e r n m e n t in this behalf. T h e elections to the office of the m e m b e r s of
t h e Ward Development Committee shall be held simultaneously with the
election to the Municipality.
(2)

The

election

C o m m i t t e e shall

be

to

the

conducted

office

under

of

the

the Ward Development

aegis

of the S t a t e Election

Commission.
Term of office

6.

T h e m e m b e r of the Ward Development Committee shall ordinarily

hold office for a duration that is co-terminus with that of the Municipality
concerned:
Provided
as

that

no

person

shall

continue

a m e m b e r of the Ward Development Committee

during

his

tenure,

he

incurs

any

if,

of

to

hold

office

at

any

time

the disqualifications

prescribed by or under a n y law for the time being in force for the purpose
of elections to the Legislature of t h e S t a t e concerned:
Provided further t h a t no person shall be entitled, or
continue to be entitled, to hold office as a m e m b e r of the Ward
D e v e l o p m e n t Committee of the Ward In which he is not ordinarily
resident.

Chapter-III
Rights and Duties of Ward Development Committee
Functions of
the Ward
Development
Committee

7.

The

Ward

Development

Committee

shall

discharge

the

following

functions, namely:( a ) to provide assistance in solid w a s t e m a n a g e m e n t in the Ward;


(b) to supervise of sanitation work in the W a r d ;
( c ) to provide a s s i s t a n c e for the preparation
of the development s c h e m e for the W a r d ;
(d) to e n c o u r a g e harmony
people in the W a r d ;

and

unity a m o n g

and

encouragement

various

groups

of

( e ) to mobilize voluntary labour and donation by w a y of goods or


money for social welfare p r o g r a m s ;
(f)

to

provide

assistance

in

the implementation

of development

s c h e m e s relating to the W a r d ;
( g ) to provide a s s i s t a n c e for identification of beneficiaries for the
implementation of development and welfare s c h e m e s ;
(h) to encourage

art

sports and g a m e s ;

and

cultural

activities

and

activities

of

-4(i) to e n s u r e people's
participation
in
t h e v o l u n t a r y activities
n e c e s s a r y for s u c c e s s f u l Implementation of t h e d e v e l o p m e n t a l
activities of the Municipality;
( j ) to a s s i s t In t h e t i m e l y collection of t a x e s , f e e s a n d o t h e r s u m s
d u e to the Municipality;
(k) to ensure maintenance of parks in the W a r d ;
(I) to e n s u r e m a i n t e n a n c e of s t r e e t lighting in t h e W a r d ;
( m ) t o perform

such

other

functions

as

may

be

assigned

to

it

b y t h e Municipality.
Rights of the
Ward
Development
Committee

8 . ( 1 ) T h e C h a i r p e r s o n and t h e m e m b e r s o f t h e W a r d D e v e l o p m e n t
C o m m i t t e e shall h a v e t h e r i g h t t o s e e k information from t h e E x e c u t i v e
Officer r e g a r d i n g a n y m a t t e r relating t o t h e W a r d .
(2)

E v e r y W a r d D e v e l o p m e n t C o m m i t t e e shall h a v e t h e right to:


( a ) obtain full information a b o u t Municipal Plans;
( b ) obtain
as

the

full

may

Municipal

Budget,

within

such

time

b e r e a s o n a b l e , t o verify, s e e k clarifications and

s u g g e s t c h a n g e s t h a t need t o b e i n c o r p o r a t e d ;
( c ) obtain t h e requisite financial a n d a d m i n i s t r a t i v e s u p p o r t from
t h e Municipality in m a n a g i n g B a n k a c c o u n t s ;
(d)

be consulted

in

t h e d e v e l o p m e n t of land

use

and

zoning

regulations within its jurisdiction;


( e ) obtain full details on all r e v e n u e items including t a x e s and
b u d g e t a r y a l l o c a t i o n s which should be p r e s e n t e d in a
simplified m a n n e r which i s m a n a g e a b l e b y t h e W a r d
Development Committee;

Duties of the
Ward
Development
Committee

9.

(f)

retain u p t o 5 0 %
d e v e l o p m e n t , until a
Infrastructure I n d e x ,
Government, has been

o f the W a r d R e v e n u e s for local


predefined minimum level of Ward
which shall be notified by the S t a t e
created i n t h e W a r d ;

(g)

h a v e a p r o p o r t i o n a t e claim on Municipal D e v e l o p m e n t
e x p e n d i t u r e s , b a s e d on the W a r d I n f r a s t r u c t u r e I n d e x of that
W a r d c o m p a r e d t o t h e other W a r d s i n t h e Municipality.

E v e r y W a r d D e v e l o p m e n t C o m m i t t e e shall h a v e t h e d u t y to:
(i)

produce the W a r d
Municipal

Plans

Plans in a

within

the

m a n n e r c o n s i s t e n t with the

time

specified

by

the

State

Government;
(Ii) p r e p a r e t h e W a r d B u d g e t in a c c o r d a n c e with the W a r d Plans
and c o m p l e t e t h i s e x e r c i s e within the time specified by the
Municipality;
(iii) e n c o u r a g e local-level a l t e r n a t i v e s for implementation in all
t h e a r e a s t h a t t h e W a r d D e v e l o p m e n t C o m m i t t e e has
responsibility for;

-5(iv) e n s u r e optimal
(v)

collection

of all

revenue

sources;

m a p the W a r d I n f r a s t r u c t u r e I n d e x for t h a t W a r d .

Chapter-IV
Activities of the Ward Development Committee
Activities of the
Ward
Development
Committee

1 0 . T h e activities o f t h e W a r d d e v e l o p m e n t C o m m i t t e e a r e a s follows :

( a ) Preparation of a Calendar: A t t h e first meeting of the Ward


Development Committee for each
budget
year,
the
Ward
D e v e l o p m e n t C o m m i t t e e shall d e c i d e upon specific obligatory
a g e n d a for e a c h o f t h e m o n t h l y m e e t i n g s o f the W a r d D e v e l o p m e n t
C o m m i t t e e , remaining in t h a t c a l e n d a r y e a r , in addition to the
specific obligatory a g e n d a for t h e first m e e t i n g of t h e following
budget year.
Nothing in s u b - s e c t i o n ( a ) shall p r e v e n t :
( 1 ) the c o n v e n o r o f a W a r d D e v e l o p m e n t C o m m i t t e e from adding
additional a g e n d a for a n y m e e t i n g o f t h e W a r d D e v e l o p m e n t
Committee;
( 2 ) any other m e m b e r of the Ward Development Committee may,
at a m e e t i n g of the W a r d D e v e l o p m e n t C o m m i t t e e ,

move a

resolution t o

decided

add to the

specific o b l i g a t o r y a g e n d a

upon for t h e m e e t i n g in question or a n y s u b s e q u e n t meeting.

(b) Preparation

and

compilation

of

Development committee

shall p r e p a r e

Plan

the

and

forward

same

plans:
the
to

The

Annual
the

Ward
Ward

concerned

Municipality for its integration with t h e A n n u a l Municipal Plan.

(c) Preparation of Ward budget:


( 1 ) A W a r d level b u d g e t c a l e n d a r shall be p r e p a r e d annually in
a c c o r d a n c e with S c h e d u l e a p p e n d e d t o this A c t . T h e Ward
D e v e l o p m e n t C o m m i t t e e shall e n s u r e t h a t t h e b u d g e t calendar
is strictly a d h e r e d to a n d p r e p a r e the b u d g e t for their W a r d six
w e e k s before t h e Municipal B u d g e t . T h e
Municipality m a y
s u g g e s t c h a n g e s t h a t m a y b e effected into t h e W a r d level
Budget
after
discussion
with
the
Ward
Development
Committee.
( 2 ) T h e Municipality B u d g e t shall (I) a g g r e g a t e all t h e W a r d B u d g e t s which h a v e been
p r e p a r e d in a c c o r d a n c e with s u b - s e c t i o n ( 1 ) of this section;
(ii)

h a v e additional a c c o u n t h e a d s for specific


e x p e n d i t u r e s a t t h e Municipality level.

receipts

and

(d) Maintenance of Accounts:


( 1 ) Constitution of t h e W a r d F i n a n c e C o m m i t t e e - A c o m m i t t e e of
t h r e e p e r s o n s shall b e c o n s t i t u t e d i n e v e r y W a r d a s t h e Ward
Finance C o m m i t t e e .

-6(i) The constitution of the Ward Finance Committee shall be


through nomination held within one month of the constitution of
the Ward Development Committee. T h e Chairperson shall
nominate the Ward Finance Committee m e m b e r s .
(ii) The Ward Finance Committee shall also appoint from
a m o n g s t t h e m s e l v e s , one person as the Chairperson, who shall
be the authorized signatory for maintenance and use of
accounts.
( 2 ) Functions and Duties of the Ward Finance Committee (i) The Ward Finance Committee shall prepare t h e annual budget
for the Ward and place it before the meeting of the Ward
Development
Committee
which
will deliberate upon, and
a p p r o v e the budget. The approved B u d g e t shall be presented
by the Ward Finance Committee to the Municipality within
seven months from the closure of the previous financial year.
(ii) The Ward Finance Committee shall also maintain Ward-level
bank accounts for all the receipts and expenditure activities of
the Ward.
(iii) The Ward Finance Committee shall ensure that all fund transfers
shall be m a d e out of this account to appropriate
account
heads

of

the Municipality.

(iv) T h e Ward Finance Committee shall present accounts every


three months at the meeting of the Ward Development
Committee.
( v ) The Ward Finance Committee shall prepare a quarterly
report
of
the financial
transactions
of
the
Ward
Development Committee, which shall include details of
its
receipts and expenditures and also its projections and
suggestions for the next quarter. This report shall be made
available to e v e r y m e m b e r of the W a r d Development
Committee one w e e k before the date fixed for meeting of the
Ward Development Committee for discussion of the report.
(vi) The report of the Ward Finance C o m m i t t e e shall be made
available for public scrutiny.

(e) Supervisory Mechanism:


( 1 ) The Municipality shall take up the responsibility of providing
administrative and infrastructure support to the Ward
Development Committee for its proper functioning.
( 2 ) The Ward Development Committee shall c r e a t e mechanisms for
checks and balances over the G o v e r n m e n t personnel in their
Ward. The Ward Development Committees shall h a v e the power
to recommend to the competent authority for imposition of
penalties
in
respect
of a
Government
employee
for
misconduct and negligence of duties.

-7(f) Ward Development:


T h e r e shall be a Ward information and Statistics Committee
which shall be formed for various developmental and planning
w o r k s . T h e constitution and functions of the C o m m i t t e e are given
below :(1 )Constitution of the Ward Information and Statistics Committee:
(i) A committee of three persons shall be constituted in every
Ward as the Ward Information and Statistics Committee.
(ii) The constitution of t h e Ward Information and Statistics
Committee shall be through nominations by the Chairperson
held within one month of the constitution of the Ward
Development C o m m i t t e e :
Provided that m e m b e r s of the Ward Finance
Committee shall not be m e m b e r s of the Ward Information
and Statistics Committee:
Provided further that the m e m b e r s of the Ward
Information and Statistics Committee shall also appoint
from a m o n g s t t h e m s e l v e s , o n e person as the presiding
m e m b e r who will preside o v e r the m e e t i n g s of the Ward
Information and Statistics Committee.
( 2 ) Duties of the Ward Information and Statistics C o m m i t t e e :
(i) It shall be the duty of the Ward Information and Statistics
Committee to compile, maintain and update annually the
following information a b o u t the Ward in the format prescribed
by the concerned
Municipality for this purpose. Such
information shall include:
( A ) Economic Information:
including the number and
nature
of commercial establishments in the Ward and
employment data in these establishments;
(B) Information
relating
to
Land
U s e : includes
the
changes
in patterns of land u s e , data relating public
s p a c e s and civic amenity sites, traffic patterns and public
transportation hubs and preservation and restoration of
environment, natural resources and heritage sites.
( C ) Infrastructure Index including the extent of infrastructural
development, current and pending projects, and the
infrastructural requirements of the W a r d .
(ii) T h e report prepared in accordance with s u b - c l a u s e (B) of
clause ( f ) ( 2 ) shall be used
by the
Ward Development
Committee in determining and enforcing the Zoning
provisions. It shall be m a d e available on a quarterly basis
to the meetings of the Ward Development Committee,
reflecting c h a n g e s since the presentation of the previous
report.

-8(iii) The report prepared in accordance with sub-clause ( C )


of clause ( f ) ( 2 ) a b o v e shall
be used
by
the
Ward
Development Committee in
allocation
of development
expenditure by the Ward Finance Committee. It shall be
made available on a quarterly
basis
to
the
meetings
of
the
Ward Development
Committee, reflecting
c h a n g e s since the presentation of the previous, report.
(iv) Spatial Planning: T h e Ward Development Committee shall:
(A) participate in all development plans of the city;
(B) enforce zoning and land u s e regulations;
( C ) participate in the creation and enforcement of new
instruments like transferable development rights, etc.

(g) Comprehensive intervention for urban poor activities:


The Ward Development Committee shall be responsible for:
(i)

Integrating all existing activities undertaken by the State


Government;

(ii)

preparing and maintaining beneficiary list for all the


programmes and schemes undertaken by the State
Government in co-ordination with the relevant Government
agencies;

(iii) preparing a report on the housing and public distribution


system in each W a r d .

(h) Ensure Universal access for selected public services:


The Ward Development Committee shall be responsible in ensuring
universal
a c c e s s In selected public services like education, health
c a r e , water supply and sanitation.

(i) Alternative Options:


Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision,
(a) The Ward Development Committee shall be responsible for
decentralized m a n a g e m e n t of the following functions:
(i)

primary collection of Solid Waste Management and


decentralized m a n a g e m e n t of solid w a s t e ;

(ii) desilting of drains;


(iii) maintenance of street-lights;
(iv) maintenance of parks;
(v) deweeding of paths;
(vi) road works including construction
restoration thereof; and

maintenance and

(vii) general beautification of the locality.


(b)

the Ward Development Committee shall be specifically


empowered to examine various alternative implementation
options in the a b o v e mentioned a r e a s ;

-9( c ) t h e p r o p o s a l w i t h r e s p e c t t o t h e a l t e r n a t i v e implementation
option b y t h e local
Ward

communities

Development Committee

discussion

at the

next

meeting

shall
and

b e s u b m i t t e d t o the

shall

of the

be

Ward

taken

u p for

Development

Committee.

Chapter-VI
Functioning of Ward Development Committee ,
Additional
Meetings of
Ward
Development
Committees

1 1 . I t shall b e t h e d u t y o f t h e C h a i r p e r s o n o f t h e W a r d "Development
Committee to conduct the Ward Development Committee
for
(i)
(ii)

discussion o f

the

Preparation of W a r d Plan;
Preparation o f W a r d B u d g e t ;

(iii) P r e p a r a t i o n
of
Ward
maps,
and
other alternate functions.
Agenda

meeting

following m a t t e r s : -

Ward

Infrastructure

Index

1 2 . T h e C h a i r p e r s o n shall s e t t h e a g e n d a for e a c h W a r d D e v e l o p m e n t
Committee

meeting.

Preparation of 1 3 . T o facilitate t h e p r o p e r p r e p a r a t i o n o f t h e
b u d g e t , a Ward
W a r d Budget
D e v e l o p m e n t C o m m i t t e e m e e t i n g shall c o m p u l s o r i l y b e held a t least
t h r e e w e e k s b e f o r e t h e p r e p a r a t i o n o f t h e W a r d B u d g e t . All reports
p r e s e n t e d b y t h e W a r d F i n a n c e C o m m i t t e e for t h e p a s t y e a r shall b e
discussed.
Procedure for
Conducting
Ward
Development
Committee
meetings

1 4 . Following p r o c e d u r e shall b e followed while c o n d u c t i n g m e e t i n g s o f


the Ward Development Committee:
(i) R e a s o n a b l e n o t i c e o f t h e W a r d D e v e l o p m e n t C o m m i t t e e m e e t i n g s
should b e g i v e n a t l e a s t o n e w e e k i n a d v a n c e a n d p l a c e d i n the
notice b o a r d s of all municipality offices in t h e W a r d .
(ii) AN r e s i d e n t s of t h e W a r d shall be entitled to participate in
the Ward Development Committee meetings.
T h e m e d i a will b e
e n c o u r a g e d to actively participate in the p r o c e e d i n g s .
(iii) Minutes o f t h e W a r d D e v e l o p m e n t C o m m i t t e e m e e t i n g s shall b e
maintained. T h e s e minutes
shall
be
made
available
to
the
g e n e r a l public f o r p e r u s a l . T h e y shall b e k e p t a t t h e office o f the
Ward Development Committee.
( i v ) T h e s e m i n u t e s shall b e p r e s e n t e d a t t h e n e x t m e e t i n g o f
the Ward D e v e l o p m e n t C o m m i t t e e and this
information shall
be
made
use
of
by
t h e a p p r o p r i a t e s u b - c o m m i t t e e s i n their
functions.
( v ) G r i e v a n c e s : G r i e v a n c e s for not holding o r i m p r o p e r l y conducting
Ward

Development

Committees

shall

be

addressed

to

the

Chairperson of the W a r d Development C o m m i t t e e . T h e Chairperson


shall

take

appropriate

action,

including

penalty

to

the

Ward

D e v e l o p m e n t C o m m i t t e e m e m b e r a f t e r g i v i n g a d e q u a t e notice i n
writing a n d r e a s o n a b l e o p p o r t u n i t y t o b e h e a r d t o t h e m e m b e r :

-10Provided t h a t , if t h e C h a i r p e r s o n d e e m s it n e c e s s a r y to
i m p o s e a fine or o t h e r s u c h p e n a l t y , t h e decision shall c o m e into
f o r c e only upon It being a p p r o v e d by a m a j o r i t y v o t e at the
meeting of the Ward Development C o m m i t t e e :
Provided further t h a t t h e p o w e r t o i m p o s e p e n a l t y shall not
e x t e n d t o t h e dismissal o f the c o n c e r n e d W a r d D e v e l o p m e n t
Committee member.
Power to make
rules

1 5 . ( 1 ) T h e S t a t e G o v e r n m e n t m a y , b y notification in t h e official G a z e t t e ,
m a k e rules t o c a r r y o u t t h e p u r p o s e s o f this A c t .
( 2 ) In
particular a n d w i t h o u t p r e j u d i c e t o t h e g e n e r a l i t y o f
t h e foregoing p o w e r , s u c h rules m a y p r o v i d e for all or a n y
o f t h e following m a t t e r s , n a m e l y : ( a ) P r o c e d u r e for election o f the W a r d D e v e l o p m e n t C o m m i t t e e ;
(b)

Convening and conducting


Development Committee;

(c)

Preparation
Ward;

and

compilation

the

meetings

of d e v e l o p m e n t

of

the

plans

Ward
for the

( d ) Preparation o f a n n u a l b u d g e t o f t h e W a r d ;
(e) Maintenance of Accounts; and
(f) A n y o t h e r m a t t e r w h i c h h a s t o b e , o r m a y b e p r e s c r i b e d .
( 3 ) E v e r y rules m a d e u n d e r this A c t shall b e laid a s soon a s m a y be,
a f t e r it is m a d e , before t h e L e g i s l a t i v e A s s e m b l y , Manipur, while it is in
s e s s i o n for a total period of f o u r t e e n d a y s which m a y be c o m p r i s e d of in
o n e s e s s i o n or in t w o or m o r e s u c c e s s i v e s e s s i o n s , a n d if, before the
e x p i r y o f t h e s e s s i o n i m m e d i a t e l y following t h e s u c c e s s i v e s e s s i o n s
a f o r e s a i d , t h e H o u s e a g r e e s in m a k i n g modification in t h e rules or that
t h e rules should not b e m a d e , t h e rules shall t h e r e a f t e r h a v e effect only
i n s u c h modified f o r m , o r b e o f n o effect, a s the c a s e m a y b e , s o
h o w e v e r , t h a t a n y s u c h modification o r a n n u l m e n t shall b e without
p r e j u d i c e to the validity of a n y t h i n g previously d o n e u n d e r t h a t rules.

-11SCHEDULE
[See section 10(c) ( 1 ) ]

Month

PRIMARY

SECONDARY

ACTIVITY

ACTIVITY

April

A r e a Plan

May

Ward Plan

June

Ward Plan

July

Area Budget

August

Area Budget

September

Ward B u d g e t

October

Ward B u d g e t

November

Municipalities B u d g e t

December

Municipalities B u d g e t

January

Works R e v i e w

February

Works R e v i e w

March

Works R e v i e w

TH. KAMINI KUMAR SINGH,


Deputy Secretary (Law),
Government of Manipur.