A Study on Municipal Corporations and Their Financing System |
The institution of local government has a long history in India. Evenin ancient India, there were various types of local government institutionsincluding Panchayats. But during the Mughal period, the local government unitsgreatly deteriorated. Even in the time of East India Company and during theearly British suzerainty, the local bodies decayed considerably. But it cannotbe gainsaid that these local government institutions acquired representativecharacter during the British period and the municipal institution are thelegacy of British administration Literature on municipal administration isscattered in a large number of public documents, research and other academicdocuments and descriptive writings of national leaders and administratorsassociated with the municipal institutions.