The assignment involved conducting a landscaping of municipal finance statutes across Indian States. It was undertaken for Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, a Bangalore based Non-Profit Organization working actively in the area of municipal finance.
MaGC Approach and Methodology
The methodology involved defining the focus areas for the comparison and developing a comparison framework consisting of a set of parameters and questions for comparison. The municipal finance statutes across all the States of India were analysed and the analysis was presented against the questions in the framework.
The landscape is currently hosted on the Cityfinance portal of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India (https://cityfinance.in/municipal-law ). It serves as an invaluable database for researchers and others seeking information about municipal finance provisions across Indian States. The landscape can also be downloaded as a spreadsheet for further analysis.