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Development Committees Law (1993)

Section 9 : The Committee shall, in respect of the following duties and functions, implement and supervise in accordance with the existing laws ;
(a) drawing up plans and carrying out town planning ;
(b) carrying out works for water supply ;
(c) carrying out works for sanitation ;
(d) carrying out works for disposal of sewage ;
(e) carrying out works for lighting of roads ;
(f) construction, supervision and maintenance of markets owned by the Committee ;
(g) granting permission for the establishment of privately-owned markets and supervising them ;
(h) establishing cattle markets and supervising them ;
(i) stipulation of conditions in respect of roadside stalls ;
(j) stipulation of conditions in respect of bakeries and restaurants ;
(k) stipulation of conditions in respect of dangerous trade ;
(l) carrying out precautionary measures against fire, flood, storm and natural disaster ;
(m) establishing cattle slaughter houses, granting permission for slaughtering of cattle for public consumption and Supervising sale of meat ;
(n) administration of ferries ;
(o) stipulation of conditions in respect of small loan business ;
(p) administration of Slow-moving Vehicles ;
(q) construction and maintenance of roads, bridges ;
(r) prescribing road bye-laws and the use of road, name of road and number for the
building ;
(s) construction and maintenance of buildings under the charge of the Committee ;
(t) granting permission for construction of private buildings within the Development
Committee boundary limit and supervision thereof ;
(u) with the approval of the Ministry, granting permission for the construction and
supervision of private buildings in rural area outside the Development Committee boundary
limit specified by notification ;
(v) demolition of squatter buildings ;
(w) granting permission for opening lodging houses and supervision thereof ;
(x) supervising the keeping and breeding of animals within the Development area and
disposal of carcasses ;
(y) arresting of wandering insane persons, lepers, beggars and handing over to the authority
concerned ;
(z) rounding-up, keeping in custody of wandering animals and disposing them ;
(aa) construction and maintenance of gardens, parks, play grounds, swimming pools, public
baths and recreation centres ;
(bb) allotting and supervising cemeteries, constructing and maintaining crematoriums ;
(cc) with the approval of the Ministry, demolishing of cemeteries and using of land for
other purposes ;
(dd) executing other development works in the public interest ;
(ee) carrying out other duties assigned by the Ministry from time to time.