A BRIEF STUDY/REPoRT OF THE AIZAWL
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL (AMC)
BRIEF REPORT OF AMC
Area of Aizawl Municipal Council : 152.8 sq.km
Population of Aizaawl Municipal Area : 2.9
No. of Wards : 19
No. of Local Councils : 82
First AMC election held : 3rd Nov., 2010
Swearing-in of Councillors : 16th Nov., 2010
1st Local Council Election : 23rd Feb., 2012
CHOICE OF THE CITY
Chairman - C.T. Zakhuma
Vice Chairman - Zarzoliana
Exe. Councillors -Hmingthanzami
Councillors - Lalrinenga Sailo Lalthanliana
Zamanthangi P.C Lalhmingthanga
P.C. Lalruatsanga Lalchhuanmawii
Laldinsangi W. Chhuanawma
Lal Rinmawii C. Lalsawivunga
Biak Thansanga Ramhlunsanga
AMC General Staff : 40
Building Regulation Wing : 35
Engeneering Wing : 10
Sanitation Wing : 246
Property Tax Wing : 6 (3+3)
Solar City Cell : 5
Total : 342
STRUCTURE OF AMC
AMC was set up under the 74th Constitutional
Amendment Act which insists the settings up of Urban
Local Self Government in India.
It was established in accordance with The Mizoram
Municipalities Act, 2007.
It should be elected after every Five Years.
The highest board is that of the Board of Councillors,
who helds their meeting once in a month.
The Chairman is the leader of the AMC Executive
Council, preceded by the Vice Chairman and the three
It is the youngest Municipal body in India.
It is also one of the most developing bodies.
THE MIZORAM MUNICIPALITIES ACT, 2007
An Act is to provide for the administration of town areas and
to establish municipalities in towns, transitional areas and urban
areas in Mizoram.
Whereas it is expedient and necessary to provide for the
administration of town areas viz., transitional areas and urban
areas and to introduce municipalities in Mizoram for the purpose
of bringing them in conformity with the purpose, substance and
direction of the Constitution (Seventy-fourth) Amendment Act,
1992 in general, and in particular to endow the municipalities with
functions and powers so as to enable them to function as vibrant
Institution of Local Self Government with greater People’s
participation in managing their own affairs besides importing
certainty, continuity and democratic content and dignity, aiming
among other things at the realisation of economic and social
SOURCES OF REVENUE
Central Finance Commission/13th Finance
State government (Grants in Aids)
Solid Waste Management ( i.e., Sanitation,
Civic Amenities (Construction of drainage
and steps, etc.)
Office Management such as salaries of
Staffs and others.
PROMINENT TRANSFER ROLES
/FUNCTIONS OF AMC
Followings are the prominent roles/functions of AMC as
required by the 12th scheduled out of the 18 functions:
Solid Waste Management
Parking Fee Collection
Cemetary and Burial Ground
Advertisement Taxes, Hoarding, etc.
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
AMC is responsible for Solid
Waste Management under 82
Local Councils. These 82 Local
Councils have been taking
incharge for waste
management under the Public
Private Partnership (PPP)
Under the PPP mode, annual
expenditure is around Rs.384
Local Councils are informed to
collect a minimum amount of
Rs.10 per household. 20% of
total expenditure for waste
management should be
collected among the public by
As per the AMC Building Regulations, 2012
nobody should built a house without prior
permission from the AMC.
Any unauthorised construction can be
cancelled and charge a fine.
Rs. 32.45 Lakhs have been received from
the Building Regulations.
Property Tax has been levied since Jan 2012
Buildings, land and properties with the AMC are
all listed and notified.
During 2011-2012, total income from Property
Tax is Rs.2,11,13,998.
Inorder to levy Property Tax through the unit
area method, survey has been proceding along
with the IDC.
Property Tax software is yet to be introduced.
PARKING FEE COLLECTION
The responsibility for
collection of paking fee has
vested in the hands of AMC
by the government on April
Parking Fee Regulations
More than Rs.20 Lakhs
were received from parking
With the acknowledgement
of the Traffic Police,
provisions are made for
parking fee collection and
identification of parking
CEMETARY & BURIAL GROUND
Any matters relating to cemetary is under the control
The Riangvai Thlanmual is in the hands of AMC at
An official Board and Committee is being set up to
look into the matters concerning with common
cemetary, they have been surveying some places
outside the city area.
No deadman should burried in any place with prior
permission from the AMC. Even it is needen to take
permission from the AMC to burried in their private
The government has already passed and
published The AMC Licensing Regulation Act,
As per the regulations, all shops and enterprises
should have license from the AMC without fail.
The AMC will permit to sell any food items only for
those possesing license from The Food Licensing
The Local Council should enforce strict regulation
in the system of giving NOC and Residential
The real success of this regulation lies in the
efficient function of the Local Council.
The AMC is ensuring for
the comfortability for the
people of the municipal
area at night.
Many street lights are
distributed to all the
Street Lights is one of
the most import
decorations of the City.
Advertisement and Hoarding Regulations are
made and they have been undergoing scrutiny
by the government.
During the fiscal year, more than Rs.10 Lakhs
is expected to be earned under advertisement
The various localities within Aizawl City are
Rs.592.05 Lakhs is already received under
theTFC 1st installment for 2012-2013.
2012-2013: 1st installment-Rs.174 Lakhs, 2nd
Steps, retaining walls, side drain, culverts and
various community assets are made under the
FUTURE TRANSFER FUNCTIONS
Regulations for Animal Control and Taxation on
Special measures are being taken to preserve and
protect the City Park and various Markets
Provision is being made to create a separate
Provision for Segregation of Waste is also being
Provision is being made to keep Vice Chairman,
Secretary, Treasurer and Herald in the Local
REFORMS MADE FOR JNNURM
Accrual bsed accounting software is now
Provision is being made to introduced E-
Property Tax Reform is being processed- GIS
mapping and data are also proceeding and not
25% of funds for urban poor in AMC budget is
2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014
1,81,90,815 4,07,78,775 11,21,08,541 12,79,61,748
Capital Receipts 2,11,85,000 12,78,46,000 6,42,60,000 8,43,00,000
Total Receipts 3,93,75,815 16,86,24,775 17,63,68,541 21,22,61,748
1,81,90,815 4,07,78,775 10,31,08,541 12,79,61,748
2,11,85,000 12,78,46,000 7,32,60,000 8,43,00,000
3,93,75,815 16,86,24,775 17,63,68,541 21,22,61,748
BUDGET OF AMC
In every Financial Year, the AMC is also preparing its budget.
The following table represent the four financial year budget of
After all the analysis and studies of the AMC, we came
to the conclusion that it is not perfect and matured. This is
due to the fact that the AMC is too young in comparision
with the other Municipalities in our neighbouring states, and
we, the people are also donot aware about the roles and
functions of the AMC. It is a note to keep that the AMC is
yet to fulfill even its first term after it came into existence in
Mizoram, even the first term is being proceeding and for the
time being lots of plans and project are yet to be completed
by it. In addition, there is insufficient availability of staffs and
assistence in the Office. Actually, there is no assistence to
the Councillors in privacy. Even if they need assistant they
have to pay the burden for the service of their own
In oder to achieve the desire needs of the people, the
Government should increase the AMC with regard to taxes
and revenues. It is the need to vested the full fledge power in
the hands of the AMC by the State Government if it is the
need to achieve further more. Besides the Local Councils
also have to keep good co-operationwith the AMC.
Nevertheless, AMC is established for the
welfare of the citizens and it is the duty of every citizen to co-
operate with it in harmonise manner. Taking note that there is
inevitable duties to be fulfilled for the success of the Aizawl
May AMC stays strong and fruitful in the future date…
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