Functions of Councils under Punjab Local Government Act 2013

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Powers and Responsibilities of Different Actors 
Union Council
Chairman of Union Council
Chairman of Union Council shall:
  1. Provide leadership for Union-wide development and preparation of budget and the annual development plan;
  2. Present the budget in the Union Council;
  3. Ensure that the business of Union Council is carried out strictly in accordance with this Act and other laws;
  4. Issue executive orders to the Union Secretaries;
  5. Represent the Union Council in the District Council; and
  6. Report to the concerned authorities in respect of:
    1. Encroachment on State or local government property and violation of land use and building laws, rules and bye-laws;
    2. Dangerous and offensive articles and trades mentioned in Second
    3. Schedule;
    4. Environmental and health hazards; and
    5. Adulteration of articles of food
Secretary Union Council
A Union Council Secretary, under the supervision of the Chairman, shall coordinate and facilitate in community development, functioning of the committees and delivery of municipal services.
 
District Council
Chairman District Council
The chairman of the district council shall:
  1. Ensure that the business of District Council is carried out strictly in accordancewith this Act and other laws;
  2. Ensure efficient, effective and transparent functioning of the District Council;
  3. Ensure accomplishment of operational, developmental and financial objectivesset by the District Council or the Government in accordance with provisions ofthis Act;
  4. Present tax proposals to the District Council;
  5. Present report on the performance of the local government to the DistrictCouncil at least twice in a year;
  6. Issue executive orders to the Chief Officer;
  7. Represent the District Council at civic or ceremonial functions;
  8. Exercise general supervision and control over officers of the District Council;
  9. Guide and lead officers in achieving the goals and targets fixed by the DistrictCouncil in an effective and efficient manner; and
  10. Perform such other functions as the District Council may, by a general or specialresolution, direct or as may be prescribed.
Chief Officer, District Council
  1. A Chief Officer shall be responsible for:
    1. Coordination;
    2. Human resource management;
    3. Public relations;
    4. Legal affairs; and
    5. Emergency services.
  2. The Chief Officer, in carrying out his functions, shall:
    1. Supervise and coordinate all offices of the District Council responsible for the provision of municipal services;
    2. Prepare a report on the planning and implementation of development plans of the local government for presentation to the house of the local government in its annual budget session;
    3. Ensure that the business of the local government is carried out in accordance with law;
    4. Ensure implementation of environmental and social safeguards;
    5. Effect procurements, as prescribed, in accordance with law; and
    6. Take action against violators of this Act, rules or by-laws.
Municipal Committee
Chairman Municipal Committee
  1. The Chairman shall -
    1. Provide vision for development, leadership and direction for efficient functioning of the Municipal Committee;
    2. Identify the needs of the local area and evaluate and prioritize them in the light of integrated development plans and the estimates of revenue and expenditure, in addition to any applicable national and provincial policies, programs and projects;
    3. Recommend to the local government, the strategies, programmes and services to address prioritized needs;
    4. Recommend or determine the best way to implement those strategies, programmes and services through partnerships, delegations, contracts and other means for the maximum benefit of the community;
    5. Maintain administrative and financial discipline of the local government;
    6. Present tax proposals to the local government;
    7. Issue executive orders to the municipal offices for discharge of the functions;
    8. Represent the local government on public and ceremonial occasions;
    9. Present proposal to the local government for approval of budget and the revised budget; and
    10. Conduct inspections of municipal offices functioning under the local government.
  2. The Chairman shall, in the performance of duties:
    1. Identify and develop criteria in terms of which progress in the implementation of the strategies, programmes and services can be evaluated, including key performance indicators;
    2. Evaluate progress against the key performance indicators;
    3. Review the performance of the local government in order to improve:
      1. Economy, efficiency and effectiveness;
      2. Efficiency of revenue collection services; and
      3. Implementation of the bye-laws;
    4. Oversee formulation and execution of the annual development plan, delivery of services and functioning of the local government;
    5. Present report on the performance of the local government to the house of the local government at least twice a year; and
    6. Perform such other duties and exercise such other powers as may be prescribed or as the local government may delegate.
Chief Officer, Municipal Committee
  1. A Chief Officer shall be responsible for:
    1. Coordination;
    2. Human resource management;
    3. Public relations;
    4. Legal affairs; and
    5. Emergency services.
  2. The Chief Officer, in carrying out his functions, shall:
    1. Supervise and coordinate all municipal offices responsible for the provision of municipal services;
    2. Prepare a report on the planning and implementation of development plans of the local government for presentation to the house of the local government in its annual budget session;
    3. Ensure that the business of the local government is carried out in accordance with the law;
    4. Ensure implementation of environmental and social safeguards;
    5. Effect procurements, as prescribed, in accordance with law; and
    6. Take action against violators of this Act, rules or by-laws.
Metropolitan/Municipal Corporation
Mayor, Metropolitan Corporation
  1. The Mayor shall -
    1. Provide vision for long term development, leadership and direction for efficient functioning of the Metropolitan Corporation or the Municipal Corporation in consultation and coordination with Cantonment Board, housing authorities and Federal agencies;
    2. Identify the needs of the urban area and evaluate and prioritize them in the light of integrated development plans and the estimates of revenue and expenditure, in addition to any applicable national and provincial policies, programs and projects;
    3. Recommend to the Metropolitan Corporation or the Municipal Corporation, the strategies, programmes and services to address prioritized needs;
    4. Recommend or determine the best way to implement those strategies, programmes and services through partnerships, delegations, contracts and other means for the maximum benefit of the community;
    5. Maintain administrative and financial discipline of the local government;
    6. Present tax proposals to the local government;
    7. Issue executive orders to the municipal offices for discharge of the functions of the local government;
    8. Represent the local government on public and ceremonial occasions;
    9. Present proposal to the local government for approval of budget; and
    10. Conduct inspections of municipal offices functioning under the local government.
  2. The Mayor shall, in the performance of duties:
    1. Identify and develop criteria in terms of which progress in the implementation of the strategies, programmes and services can be evaluated, including key performance indicators;
    2. Evaluate progress against the key performance indicators;
    3. Review the performance of the local government in order to improve:
      1. Economy, efficiency and effectiveness;
      2. Efficiency of revenue collection services; and
      3. Implementation of the bye-laws;
    4. Oversee formulation and execution of the annual development plans, delivery of services and functioning of the local government;
    5. Present report on the performance of the local government to the house of the local government at least twice a year; and
    6. Perform such other duties and exercise such powers as may be prescribed or as the local government may delegate.
Chief Officer, Metropolitan Corporation
  1. The Chief Officer shall be responsible for:
    1. Coordination;
    2. Internal audit;
    3. Human resource management;
    4. Public relations;
    5. Legal affairs; and
    6. Emergency services.
  2. The Chief Officer, in carrying out his functions, shall:
    1. Supervise and coordinate all offices responsible for the provision of municipal services;
    2. Prepare a report on the planning and implementation of development plans of the local government for presentation to the house of the local government in its annual budget session;
    3. Ensure that the business of the local government is carried out in accordance with law;
    4. Ensure implementation of environmental and social safeguards;
    5. Effect procurements, as prescribed, in accordance with law; and
    6. Take action against violators of this Act, rules or by-laws.

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