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OVERVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT

                     The Guwahati Development Department oversees the all round development of Guwahati City through the development works carried out by Guwahati Municipal Corporation and Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority. In some cases, the various Departments of Government of Assam including PWD, Water Resources, and Town & Country Planning etc. are also involved in executing the development projects.

FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT

                       The functions of the department are to exercise administrative control and monitor the  activities of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation and Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority. The department also sanctions and releases funds for the various developmental schemes to be undertaken by these two organizations.
                      GDD is also responsible for constructing the Permanent Capital Complex and executing the various developmental schemes under Twelve-Finance Commission and through the fund sanctioned by the GOI under NLCPR, One Time Additional Central Assistance and JNNURM. It also enforces the Acts and Rules under which the department functions.

ACTS ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT

  • The Guwahati Municipal Corporation Act, 1971
  • The Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority Act, 1985
  • The Guwahati Defacement of Public Property Act, 2006
  • The Guwahati Non Biodegradable Solid Waste Management Act, 2006
  • The Assam Fiscal Responsibilities and Budget Management Act, 2005
  • The Assam Municipal Disclosure Act, 2007
  • The Assam Nagara Raj Act, 2007
  • The Guwahati Water Bodies (Prevention & Conservation) Act, 2005
  • The Assam Apartment (Construction and Transfer of Ownership) Act, 2009
  • The Guwahati Metropolitan Drinking Water and Sewage Board Act, 2009

RULES AND BYE-LAWS

The following Rules and Bye-Laws are in action presently:

  • The Guwahati Municipal Corporation Assessment List and Property Tax Byelaws,1977
  • Guwahati Municipal Corporation (Collection, Removal and Disposal of Garbage and offensive matters and sewage and efficient cleaning and scavenging of streets, drains and premises) Bye-Laws 1997
  • The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (Enforcing the Color Scheme for Private and Public buildings) Bye Laws, 1976
  •  The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (Levy of Tax on Animals) Bye-Laws, 1976
  • The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (Regulating of Sale of Article of Foods) Bye-Laws,1976
  • The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (protection of Parks, Gardens, Public Places,Avenues, Trees etc.)
  • The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (Regulating Hotels, Boarding Houses, Rest Houses, Restaurants, Eating Houses, Cafes, Restaurant Rooms, Residential Clubs and Places of Public Recreation, Entertainment of resorts) Bye-Laws, 1976
  • The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (Prohibiting Waste of Water and Damage of Water and Damage of Water Works and regulating the uses of Hydrants etc.) Bye-Laws, 1976
  • The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (Regulation of Animal Control, Seizure of ownerless animals and milking of animals) Bye-laws, 1976
  • Building Bye-Laws for Guwahati Municipal Corporation
  • The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (Regulating the use of markets and slaughter houses) Bye-Laws, 1976
  • The Guwahati Municipal Corporation Tax on Advertisements (Other than Advertisements published in the newspapers) Bye-Laws, 1975
  • The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (Levy of Tax on Dogs kept within the City of Guwahati) Bye-Laws, 1975
  •  The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (Licensing of Rickshaw Puller) Bye-Laws, 1976
  • The Guwahati Municipal Corporation Levy of Taxes on Draught animals, Vessels,
  • vehicles other than mechanically propelled) bye-Laws, 1976
  • The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (Settlement of Lease of Check Gates, Parking
  • Places, Markets etc.) Bye-Laws, 1997
  • Guwahati Municipal Corporation (Conduct of Business) Rules, 1973
  • Guwahati Municipal Corporation (Conduct of Business at Meetings of the Standing Committees and other Committees) Rules, 1974
  • Guwahati Municipal Corporation Election Rules, 1973