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A nagar palika
or nagar panchayat
is a form of an urban political unit in India comparable to a municipality
A municipality is essentially an urban administrative division having corporate status and usually powers of self-government. It can also be used to mean the governing body of a municipality. A municipality is a general-purpose administrative subdivision, as opposed to a special-purpose district...
An urban centre with more than 30,000 and less than 100,000 inhabitants is classified as a nagar panchayat
However, there are some exceptions. All the previous town area committees (urban centres with a total population of more than 5,000 and less than 20,000) are reclassified as nagar panchayat
Nagar panchayats have a chairman with ward members. Membership consists of a minimum of ten elected ward members and three nominated members.
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