The Directorate was set up in 1978 with the mandate to oversee the performance of Municipal Bodies, coordinate their activities, analyse their budgets, assess their fund requirement, evaluate progress of ongoing schemes and do general counselling wherever needed.
The Directorate now consists of a Central Office, and in addition there are divisional offices at Chinsurah ( for Burdwan Division) and at Siliguri (for Jalpaiguri Division).
Functions of DLB are :
Regular inspection of all
ULBs (i.e. all ULBs except Kolkata Municipal Corporation and
Howrah Municipal Corporation).
Processing proposals of ULBs
for recruitment of municipal staff as per staffing pattern.
Collection and compilation of staff
statistics in respect of employees of all 127 ULBs excluding
Kolkata and Howrah Municipal Corporations.
Collection and compilation of
figures relating to demand and collection of Property Tax and its
monitoring including municipal revenue.
Examination of statutory
reports of ULBs like Budget/Annual Administration Report/Annual
Financial Statement etc.
Enquiry of various complaints
and allegations related to the ULBs.
Monitoring of DFID assisted
KUSP project under guidance of CMU.
Examination of the replies of
ULBs to the Audit Note of objection and examination of proceedings
of the various ULBs.
Monitoring of major
development activities in ULBs and other miscellaneous works like
Parliamentary / Assembly questions etc.
Dealing Court cases pertaining to all matters of ULBs including
preparation of statement of facts and para wise comments.
Dealing with various Establishment matters of Headquarters and two