TNPSC Thervupettagam

Nagaland Municipal Bill 2023

November 15 , 2023 103 days 282 0
  • The Nagaland Assembly passed the Nagaland Municipal Bill, 2023 and retained 33 per cent reservation for women.
  • Earlier, the House had withdrawn the Nagaland Municipal Act, 2001 by voice vote.
  • Several Naga organisations claimed that the reservations for women in the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) would go against their community's customary laws.
  • Since then, no civic body election has been conducted in the northeastern state.
  • The provision for one-third reservation of the offices of the Chairperson in the ULB for women, which was there in the earlier Municipal Act, was also not included in the Nagaland Municipal Bill, 2023.
  • The elected body of a particular Municipal or Town Council would decide on taxes or fees in their own jurisdiction.

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