Ordinance planned on Calcutta civic rule
The Bengal government is all set to promulgate an ordinance for appointment of an administrator at the Calcutta Municipal Corporation as the existing law doesn't provide for such a mechanism at the civic body in the state capital.
The decision was taken following a realisation that because of the lockdown, it was impossible to hold polls to the civic body before May 8 when the five-year-term of the current board would expire.
"Primarily, no clause was found in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation Act, 1980, to appoint an administrator. A file has been moved to the advocate general for a way out.