Bill for indirect election of mayors passed by Tamil Nadu Assembly

Posted on:24 Jun 2016 12:46:18
Bill for indirect election of mayors passed by Tamil Nadu Assembly
24 June 2016 Current Affairs: The Tamil Nadu Assembly has  passed through a headcount the Bill to conduct indirect election of Mayors on 23 June 2016.

The Tamil Nadu Municipal Corporation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 seeks to ensure election of Mayors by councillors and not by the people directly.

At present, election to the municipal corporation are conducted on party basis. It has been brought to the notice of the government that councils of certain municipal corporations are not functioning properly since the mayor does not enjoy the support of the councillors. It is considered that if the mayor of a corporation enjoys the support of a majority of councillors, the councillors can function in a better manner. 

Therefore, the government has decided to elect a mayor of the corporation indirectly by councillors from among themselves. To give effect to the above decision, the government has decided to amend the law relating to the municipal corporations suitably .

The bill says that accordingly amendments are proposed to various municipal corporation acts governing Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore. 

Monthly Current Affairs

Current Affairs Section

Daily Current Affairs Quiz

Subscribe to Current Affairs

Enter your email to get daily current affairs

Current Affairs October 2017

24 OCTOBER
NEWS
23 OCTOBER
NEWS
22 OCTOBER
NEWS
21 OCTOBER
NEWS

Current Affairs September 2017

30 SEPTEMBER
NEWS
28 SEPTEMBER
NEWS
27 SEPTEMBER
NEWS
26 SEPTEMBER
NEWS

Current Affairs August 2017

31 AUGUST
NEWS
30 AUGUST
NEWS
29 AUGUST
NEWS
28 AUGUST
NEWS