The Andhra Pradesh Municipalities Act, 1965

The Andhra Pradesh Municipalities Act, 1965.The The Andhra Pradesh Municipalities Act, 1965 consists of 391 sections and 9 schedules. Further, all the sections are grouped into various parts and chapters. There are 7 parts and each part contains certain chapters and each chapter again consists of certain sections. Andhra Pradesh was formed (1 November, 1956) by merging the Andhra State and the telugu-speaking districts of the then Hyderabad State.
While the municipalities in Andhra area were governed under Andhra District Municipalities Act, 1920, the municipalities in Hyderabad State were governed under Hyderabad District Municipalities Act, 1956. The Government of Andhra Pradesh adapted both the Acts in the State and they were named as Andhra Pradesh (Andhra Area) District Municipalities Act, 1920 and Andhra Pradesh (Telangana Area) District Municipalities Act, 1956. Thus while the municipalities in Andhra area were governed under Andhra Pradesh (Andhra Area) District Municipalities Act, 1920, the municipalities in Telangana area were governed under Andhra Pradesh (Telangana Area) District Municipalities Act, 1956

The Andhra Pradesh Municipalities Act, 1965

The 1965 Act is very exhaustive. Though it is exhaustive in many respects, it has been amended number of times consequent on reform agenda, administrative contingencies, Constitutional and other statutory compliance's, political and policy changes etc. Some noteworthy changes are: 
  • In the year 1978 relating to assessment of property tax
  • In the year 1987 incorporating various electoral reforms
  • In the year 1989 incorporating reforms in the levy of property tax
  • In the year 1994, consequent of Constitution 74th Amendment Act, 1993
  • In the year 2005, incorporating corrupt practices, election expenses and miscellaneous election matters
  • In the year 2008, introducing community participation and public disclosure in the municipalities as a reform under JNNURM.
The The Andhra Pradesh Municipalities Act, 1965 consists of 391 sections and 9 schedules
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