Nagar Palika (Municipal Council or Town Municipality) is an urban local body (ULB) that administers a city having population of 276581 or above.
Under the urban local self governance system, the Nagar Palika Parishad is administratively part of the district it is located in. Nagar Palikas are entrusted with some duties and responsibilities, as enshrined in the Constitutional (74th Amendment) Act, 1992. It interacts directly with the State Government.
The members of the Nagar palika are elected representatives for a term of five years. The town is divided into wards according to its population, and representatives are elected from each ward. The members elect a president among themselves to preside over and conduct meetings.
Nagar Palika Parishad is responsible for many social welfare activities such as:
- Maintaining water supply
- Preparing birth/death records and certificates
- Regulation of market places