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After the Act is passed by the legislature, municipal elections are likely to be held during the first week of August.
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A two-day special session of Telangana Assembly will be held on June 18-19 to consider and pass the new Municipal Act.

The bill will be introduced on July 18 and a day's time will be given for the legislators to go through it. After deliberations the same will be passed the next day, said Chief Minister's Office (CMO).

There will be no other business during this session. The Legislative Council will meet on July 19 to pass the Bill.

The new draft Municipal Act has been finalized and has been sent to the law department for vetting.

After the Act is passed by the legislature, municipal elections are likely to be held during the first week of August.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said the new Municipal Act was aimed at rooting out corruption and offering better services to the people.

At a review meeting with officials recently, he said it was through making powerful Acts and their transparent implementation, the government can offer better citizen services to the people. 

He said qualitative governance is only possible through bringing in changes to the old and archaic acts.

Last week, KCR instructed officials concerned to formulate a new 'Urban Policy' for the state. He said along with the urban policy, a new rural policy and revenue policy should also to be formulated.

The CM said that as part of the new Urban Policy, a New Municipal Act, new Corporations’ Act and new Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Act should also be brought in. He also recommended a new Act for the Hyderabad Metro Development Authority (HMDA).

"The CM wanted the officials to come out with the draft proposals on these Acts in the next couple of days and informed that the Legislative Assembly session will be called for a brief session to discuss and pass these new Acts. The CM declared that the new Acts should eliminate the corruption in toto at all levels and should never give any room for any illegal and unauthorised constructions. These Acts should help the cities be clean, tidy and green," a press release from the Chief Minister's office had stated.

 

IANS inputs