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You can help by adding to it. Since then, the office of the mayor is located in the KMC building. The Mayor now has to ask the Sindh Government for the funds, and has to form a joint account with the Commissioner of Karachi, whose approval is required for any funds to be used.
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The City Hall[ edit ] The historic and iconic Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Building houses the mayor's and deputy mayor's office as well as the City Council which has members, all of whom are Union Committee Chairmans. The foundation of the building was laid in and the construction was completed in The cost of building was 1,, RS.
During the first meeting, the Council urged relevant authorities to allow the Mayor to preside over the next meetings. Unlike its latest and amended version in the form of 'Sindh Local Government Act ', the Ordinance empowered the Mayor of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, allowing the Mayor to have oversight in many areas such as city planning, development, etc. The current local government was shaped particularly to fulfill the requirements of the districts.
Local governments were formed at three levels: district, town and the union. District government consists of district Zila Nazim and district Naib Nazim, an elected body and its administrative structures.
Miss-collaboration was created due to this new political structure. The local government ordinance, had developed political power and decentralized administrative and financial authority for good governance and effective delivery of services through institutionalized participation of the people at grass roots level.
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Local Governance and Decentralization Local governance indicators may inform local policy and strengthen local accountability. Local governance assessment may also be useful at a national level in order to enhance decentralization policies, strengthen capacities and contrast trends across cities or districts.
Local governance assessments can be useful for: Capturing gaps and constraints in policy implementation. Identifying specific capacity building needs and monitoring results of capacity building efforts. Formulating change plans and soliciting donor or peer assistance for improving specific aspects of governance. Creating a platform to involve civil society and the private sector in local governance.
Providing an objective account of achievements of local elected leaders, especially at times of re-elections, and thus building accountability.
During this period, the city offered shelter to a huge bulk of migrants and refugees that came from the Indian province. In , the capital of Pakistan was first moved to Rawalpindi and then to Islamabad.
Nevertheless, Karachi never lost its importance as the economic centre of Pakistan. Again on 14th August , City District Government of Karachi was reorganized in 18 town administrations and union councils. Structural Analysis of provincial assemblies from year to Devolution of Power Plan was presented by Pervez Musharraf in This policy was for the reconstruction of local government.
Contrary to the provision of the CoP Article 18 Election Commission is responsible to hold elections but the law seems delegating that powers to the provincial government. Further the opposition representatives believe that it is a violation of the Article A of the CoP which transfers political, administrative and financial controls to the local authorities. Further weakening the Local Governments, they argue, planning, community development, literacy, law, information technology and taxation authorities have been transferred to the provincial governmentsv.
In that case terming it devolved democracy will fly back in the face of democracy itself. Nevertheless, a deeper look suggests that in certain instances, it is worse than the one installed by decades old dictatorial era. Opposition benches even dub it to be the colonial replica of Under what powers and how the Election Commission will make it a binding remains questionable. How will the people of the area, a voter or a citizen be able to petition for the declaration of assets or a misconduct or report overspending is also not delineated.
The cases of inquiry risk becoming more a political controversy than of misappropriating funds. It asks for a clear and transparent judicial system to put in place at the local level. Adm inist ra t ive St ruc t ure a nd Syst e m : In terms of role and designation, what is substantially changed is the would be Chairmen, Vice Chairmen, Mayors and Deputy Mayors heading the Municipal Corporations, Municipal Committees, Councils and Metropolitan Corporations instead of Nazims and Naib Nazims as was the case with the former structure of local governance.
Discrimination in terms of development schemes and implementation is feared to become a structural outcome. Constitutionally speaking the powers lie with the election commission, not with the provincial government. The Government may, in the absence of broad based political consensus, face difficulties in notifying or de-notifying the boundaries of a Local Council as Union Council, a Municipal Corporation, Municipal Committee, or a Metropolis Corporation.
Not entirely the case but there are the chances of political maneuvering and influences to serve party interests, strongholds of one or the other political parties or traditional constituencies of a feudal lord or some local influential.
Demarcation of Local Councils will rarely be based on population, as should be the case, particularly when all political parties are not at one page. In case of revenue, in certain instances, it might become a serious problem of declaring or dismissing an area to be or not to be a Local Council, as the said Act has readily been qualified in Chapter II, The Constitution of Local Councils under the Clause 3, 4 and 6.
Subsequently, it also states that when, as a result of such division or reconstitution, any new local government is constituted, in accordance with the provisions of this Act in the manner specified in the notification: a the existing members of any local government so divided or reconstituted shall become the members of such local government as the Government may, by notification, specify as if each such member had been elected to that local government; and b such local government shall, to the extent and in the manner specified in the notification, be the successor of the local government so divided or reconstituted.
However under the PLGA , these participatory spaces are either restricted or their scope has been highly truncated. In that reference, given the stand-off and political expediency among three leading political parties Peoples Party, Pakistan Therik-e-Insaf and Muslim League, the demarcation and re-demarcation will remain controversial even blurred.
The said powers are readily provided by the law, though the technical justifications is already outlined but the decisions, one has reason to afraid, will be done on the basis of political interests and preferences. Every province has drafted the local government law to suit its own political considerations. The Sindh Assembly witnessed the same uproar, as was experienced in the PA, when the Sindh Local Government Act, was passed, ignoring the concerns of the opposition.
Two provinces are holding party-based elections while the largest province Punjab is going for non-party elections. Government of each party incumbent in the province will bend upon dismantling and manufacturing constituencies suiting to their voting probabilities and chances of success.
Feudal lords will be further keen on it in rural areas. To maintain centralized control, the Local Government Boards constituted under Punjab Local Government Ordinance are still allowed to administer offices and officials of the Local Council Service. The process of making sarpunches as members of the Local Councils is opaque and undemocratic. Elected members ratio gets even thinner in other tiers of Local Councils.
Say, in a Local Council, the Government shall have an authority to nominate government officials as its members. How many of them are going to be the Civil Servants is however not clear. The very act conflicts with the Section 27 2-d of the same Bill that disqualifies any government official to become the member of a Local Council Intikhab Hanif Not stopping here the Rural Councils are required to submit their regular progress reports of the implementation of the development projects to the Planning and Development Departments.
The idea of independent planning and development receives a big blow here.
Auditor General and Public Accounts 14 Committee, who in turn are answerable to the Chief Minister, are authorized to conduct periodical audits of the respective Local Government, severely cutting down the provincial authorities of the Local Governments.
Contrary to the spirit of local democracy and autonomy the Government retains the suspension or dissolutions of a Councilor with itself.
In not cleared from an enquiry, the Government shall hold fresh elections within three months from the date of dissolutions and so on.
Under the situation drawn above, the Government may plot cases on the ground of political grievances against an individual or a party while the Government decisions are already described to be unchallengeable and final.
Rapidly transferred from place to place their term in a particular office hardly exceeds a couple of years on average.
The towns could be demarcated as the central units of urban local governments while municipalities could be formed through agglomerates of towns formed into municipalities. Even larger settlements could be huddled together to form metropolises, giving way to the federating governing structures. Towns being the extension of rural society and economy and functioning as the hub of agriculture produce, marketing and exchange could be made the part of Union Councils.
Smaller municipalities, currently known as committees could be awarded the status of Union Councils.
The present confusion and conglomeration of Panchayats, Union Councils, 15 Towns, Committees and corporations could be simplified for administrative, political and electoral convenience. Fina nc ia l M a na ge m e nt , Ac c ount a bilit y a nd Proble m s: Financial autonomy is the litmus test for the degree of devolution and autonomy of collecting taxes, planning development and independently managing the affairs of local needs and services on ground.
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The Act appears to retain almost all such authorities with herself. Looking through clause Chapter XVI , which states, The Government shall appoint a Provincial Local Government Commission which shall consist of persons of integrity and good track record of public service.
Local Board Fund shall also be constituted under the complete jurisdiction of Punjab Government, surely managing and controlling all the local government servants, development, planning and management too. Councils are supposed to seek approval of their development plans from Planning and Development Department. Although, all Local Councils shall be contributing financially to ply through the affairs of the Board but they are not going to possess any authority over its governance.
Revenue, receipts, rents and service charges are there but still it is evident that the Government of Punjab is controlling, dispensing, prioritizing and auditing all funds. Will it gradually transfer autonomy to the respective Councils and how 16 far is never explained?
Financial control, what is clear, thoroughly remains in the hands of Provincial Government.The erstwhile LGO of was abandoned in and the authority was transferred from elected representatives to bureaucrats. Local government ordinance , Devolution Plan set up the National Reconstruction Bureau as a think tank.
This can result in unchartered, and conflictual relationship between the local heads and the bureaucracy which was evidenced in the LGO In principle, the Federation needs to be the only guarantor of the institutions of local government Much of the system, in practice, can easily be termed either obsolete or inadequate in the context of modern democratic and devolved systems of governance and calls for drastic reforms and radical transformation.
Punjab and Sindh consider principles of population, backwardness, need and performance of a council while Balochistan emphasizes need, capacity, effort and performance of local councils while making recommendations for fiscal transfers.
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