About New Delhi Muncipal Council

It was on 12th December 1911 that the transfer of the seat of the Government of India from Calcutta to Delhi was announced. After detailed examination, survey and debate, Raisina Hill was selected as the most appropriate site for the Viceregal Palace and the area East, North and South of it chosen for the new capital. Edwin Lutyens and his compatriot Herbert Baker built the new capital of India Delhi Set-up had recommended that a fresh law governing NDMC should be passed by the Parliament for proper organization and functioning of the New Delhi Municipal Council. Consequent upon enforcement of Constitution (Seventy Fourth Amendment) Act, several provisions in Punjab Municipal Act, 1911 had to be brought in tune with Part IXA of the Constitution before 31st May, 1994.

The following were the most important objectives. 
i. To Provide New Delhi Municipal Council area with a new legislation repealing the Punjab Municipal Act, 1911. 
ii. To bring uniformity as far as possible in building regulations, audit revenue and budgetary provisions in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and New Delhi Municipal area; is marginal. 
iii. To harmonize the law with the Constitution (Seventy-fourth Amendment) Act, 1992 with necessary exemptions and modifications under article 243R, 243T, 243U and 243V of the Constitution wherever departure has had to be made from the constitutional provisions. The provisionsof Constitution (Seventy-fourth Amendment) Act, 1992 were brought into force with effect from 1st June, 1993 and the laws governing municipalities all over the country had to be harmonized in consonance with the provisions of Part IXA of the Constitution by 31st May, 1994. Consequently an Ordinance was promulgated on 25th May, 1994.

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