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Difference between Municipal Council and Municipal Corporation

Municipal Council and Municipal Corporation

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Municipal Corporation also known as Mahanagar Palika.
Municipal Council also known as Nagar Palika.
City Council also known as Nagar Panchayat.

Municipal Corporation and Municipal Council, both are for the development of the urban areas. But there are lots of differences between them.

Municipal Corporation or Mahanagar Palika is to govern cities with a population of more than 1,000,000 people or 10 lakhs.

Municipal Councils or Nagar Palika are for towns between 25,000 and 1,000,000 in population.

City Councils or Nagar Panchayat are for towns with populations between 11,000 and 25,000 people.

Municipality or Nagar Palika is run by Chairman and councillers.

Municipal Corporation or Mahanagar Palika's run by Mayor and Corporators.

In both case all members are elected by the citizens. Number of members depends on the size of the city.

There are about 25 to 30 councillers in the Municipalities.

Whereas for the same area only 2 to 3 corporators will be there its almost like 1:10 ratio.

There is vast difference in jurisdiction. Municipalities have smaller jurisdictions.

whereas Corporation or Mahanagar Palikas have very large jurisdiction.

Municipal Corporation or Mahanagar Palikais for Metro paliton cities.

Municipality or Nagar Palika is for small cities.

The Agartala Municipal Corporation is the municipal council which governs and maintains the city of Agartala, the capital of Tripura, a northeast state of Indian and is the second-largest city in North-east India. It is the 3rd smallest state of India followed by the Goa and Sikkim. Formed in the year 1871 the oldest municipal body in Northeast India.

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