Research papers

An Paper on 74th Amendment prepared for Environment Management and Policy Research Institute,Bengaluru.The paper was prepared by Smt. Kathyayini Chamaraj, Executive Trustee, CIVIC

Protest  held on 26-11-2014, was organised against the recent Amendments of KMC Act and Framing of Rules For the Functioning of Ward Committees and Area Sabhas by the State Government.  The Protest was jointly organised by CIVIC, Namma-Bengaluru Foundation, BRACE, Environment Support Group(ESG), Citizen Action Forum (CAF),Consumer Care Society, Coalition Against Secularism, Eeshanya Maha Vedike (Federation of NERWA), FORWARD Hebbal, Koogu Mahila Okkuta, Namma Bengaluru Foundation (NBF), Society for People's Action for Development (... more

CIVIC did 10 slums survey on electro roll and submitted findings to special election officer and officer issued letter to BBMP to conduct meeting on our findings and came with circular

The idea for a proposal to study the socio-economic and spatial impacts of large infrastructure projects on the periphery of Bangalore arose within CIVIC in 2005. There was insufficient information regarding the 8 urban local self governments (ULSGs) surrounding Bangalore although it was known that the most rapid development was taking place there. CASUMM’s involvement in the project dates back to November 2006 when its members started discussions with CIVIC on how such a research study could be carried out. This was also around the time that the state government announced plans to create... more

A Report- On Comparing Community Participation Laws across the States
 Context: The Urban India is witnessing an unprecedented growth in urban population. Provisional calculations of the Census 2011 have recorded 33.73 per cent growth in urban population during the last decade (2001-11). The intensity of urbanization in India can be understood by observing the fact that the number of census towns in India in 2011, compared to 2001, has increased by 185.9 per cent. Population projections show that, by 2030, 40 per cent of Indian population will be urban1. It means... more

Parliament in its 74th Amendment Act, 1992 of the Constitution of India– with effect from 1-6-1993, inserted Part IX-A, which is a comprehensive amendment introducing Art 243P to 243ZG. The 73rd amendment is also covered under Art 243.

The uniqueness of these two amendments are that the Constitution recognizes - in the 73rd -definition of ‘”Panchayat” as constituted under Art 243-B for the rural areas and in the 74th “Municipality” constituted under Article 243-Q. It is worth noticing that before... more

The Constitution of India makes it mandatory for the States to set up Metropolitan Planning Committees (MPCs) in the metropolitan areas of the
country. A metropolitan area is defined as an area having a population of 1 million. Article 243ZE of the 74th Amendment to the Constitution says
“There shall be constituted in every Metropolitan area, a Metropolitan Planning Committee to prepare a draft development plan for the Metropolitan Region as a whole.”

As per the 74th Constitutional Amendment or Nagarapalika Act, wards committees were supposed to be formed in all municipal corporations with more than three lakhs population to bring about greater decentralisation of functions, proximity of the elected representative and civic administration to citizens, and enhancement of people’s participation in local governance. However, wards committees have not been formed in any of the municipal corporations other than that of Bangalore, even after 10 years of the legislation in Karnataka, which is a gross violation of Constitutional provisions. In... more