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The West Bengal Valuation Board Act, 1978
   
 
 
This Act was first enacted as the West Bengal Central Valuation Board Act, 1978 in order to set up a Central Valuation Board for valuation and assessment of properties within the Urban Local Body areas for imposition of property tax. Prior to enactment of this Act the valuation of buildings in municipal areas were used to be done either by the employees of the Urban Local Body concerned, or by the assessors appointed by the Municipalities. In this situation this Act was enacted with a view to constitute a Central Valuation Board to ensure uniformity in valuation, objectivity in assessment and securing a higher yield of municipal revenue throughout the State. Later the name of the Act has been changed to the West Bengal Valuation Board Act, 1978.

The Salient points of this Act are as follows:
  • Manner of establishment of the Board.
  • Appointment of the members of the Board.
  • Employment of staff by the State Government.
  • Manner of determination of valuation and its duration.
  • Manner of preparation of valuation list after taking views of the affected persons concerned.
Two rules have been framed under the said Act, which are as follows:

  1. The West Bengal Valuation Board (Valuation of Lands and Buildings) Rules, 1984.- In this rule the manner of preparation of valuation list, procedure for handling review applications have been detailed.
  2. The West Bengal Valuation Board (Registration of Valuers and Surveyors) Rules, - In this rule the detailed procedure for registration of Valuers and Surveyors, for the purpose of assisting the Valuation Board in their work, have been stated.
Municipal Act
West Bengal Municipal Act, 1993 KMC Act, 1980 Howrah Municipal Corporation Act, 1980 Siliguri Municipal Corporation Act, 1990 Asansol Municipal Corporation Act, 1990 Chandannagare Corporation Act, 1990 Durgapur Municipal Corporation Act, 1994 WB Municipal Elections Act, 1994 West Bengal Valuation Board Act, 1978 Kolkata Burial Board Act, 1889. WB Municipal Corporation Bill, 2006 New legislation namely the WB Municipal Corporation Bill, 2006 WB Act XXXIX of 2006, The WB Municipal Corporation Act, 2006 WB Act XXIX of 2007, The WB Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Act, 2007
 
Salient Features of the Rules framed under the West Bengal Municipal Act, 1993:
1. Building Rules, 2007
2. Finance & Accounting Rules, 1999
3. Procedure & Conduct of Business Rules, 1995
4. Ward Committee Rules, 2001
5. Duties and Responsibilities of Executive Officer Rules, 2003
6. Remuneration and Allowances Rules, 1996
7. Internal Audit  Rules, 1997
8. Submission of Annual Administrative Report Rules, 1996
9. Municipal Employees (Recruitment) Rules, 2005
10. Municipal Employees (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 2003
11. Levy of Fee for Supply of Water Rules, 2002
12. The Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority Rules, 2006
 
 
 
 
 
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