ABOUT THE WEBINAR
The one-day national Webinar was organized by The National Law School of India University (NLSIU’s) Centre for Environmental Law Education, Research and Advocacy (CEERA) with CMR University School of Legal Studies in association with the Directorate of Municipal Administration, Government of Karnataka on the 16th of August, 2021. The Webinar concerning the “Role and Functions of Municipal Administration in India: Need for Legislative and Administrative Reforms” was deliberated with the objective for a comprehensive dialogue and discourse on the laws and policies governing urban planning, enforcing, and development by the Municipal Administration. The Webinar was designed to further the aims of National Law School of India University’s (NLSIU’s) flagship project on “Codifying, Consolidating, and Reforming the Urban Laws in the State of Karnataka”. The broader target of the project, among other things, included developing a Model Bill titled Karnataka Municipalities Bill, 2020 by consolidating several municipal laws in the State of Karnataka, critically evaluating policies and regulations concerning urban governance, and understanding the relevancy and adequacy of the municipal administration in the contemporary context. Furthermore, the national Webinar included experts from law, academia, research scholars, and policymaking.