A fit case for municipal legislature4 min read 16 Jan 2017, 02:02 PM IST
Strong legislative structures need to be created at the municipal level to make Indian cities independent and their administrators accountable
Shashi Tharoor’s move to raise a private member bill to amend the 74th amendment comes as a breath of fresh air in the stalemate that is municipal governance in India. Even though it was a significant move towards deeper federalism, the original amendment did not have a major impact on the political dominance of mayors. To bring about a significant change, the power structure at the state and municipal levels will have to be reimagined.