Area Sabha, Backward Class of Citizens, Bio-Medical Waste, Bridge, Building,
Carriage, Cart, City, Cubical Extent, Dangerous Disease, Domestic Purposes,
Drain, Drug, Dwelling-House, Food, Footpath, Habitable Room, Hazardous
Wastes, House-Drain, House-Gully, Hut, Infectious Disease or Communicable
Disease, Larger Urban Area, Land or Building, Market, Masonry Building,
Milk, Nuisance, Occupier, Private Drain, Private Street, Sewage, Smaller
Urban Area, Street Alignment, Ward, Water-Course

ACT to provide for the municipal governance in the State of Sikkim in conformity with the provisions of
the Constitution of India as amended by the Constitution (Seventy-fourth Amendment) Act, 1992,
based on the principles of participation in, and decentralization, autonomy, and accountability of,
urban self-government at various levels, to improve the quality of life of the urban dwellers of Sikkim,
to introduce reforms in financial management and accounting systems, to enhance internal resource
generation capacity, to improve the organizational design of Municipalities, to ensure
professionalization of the municipal personnel, and to provide for matters connected therewith or
incidental thereto.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of Sikkim in the Fifty-eighth Year of the Republic of India as
Chapter I
Short title, extend and
1 (1) This Act may be called the Sikkim Municipalities Act, 2007.
(2) It extends to the whole of Sikkim except the cantonments.
(3) It shall come into force on such date as the State Government may, by notification, appoint in this behalf, and different Definitions.
dates may be appointed for different areas and for different provisions of this Act.
2 In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, –
(1) “agency” means a company, firm, society, or body corporate in the private sector, or any agency in the joint sector, or
any agency under any other law for the time being in force, as may be appointed by the Municipality to act as its
agency on such terms and conditions as the Municipality may determine for any of the purposes of this Act;
(2) “Area Sabha” means an Area Sabha referred to in Section 26;
(3) “Auditor” means an Auditor appointed under Section 58, and includes any officer authorized by him to perform all or
any of the functions of an Auditor under this Act;
(4) “backward class of citizens” means the class of citizens, not belonging to the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes,
who are backward either socially or educationally, and declared as such by the State Government by notification;
(5) “balance sheet” means the balance sheet prepared under Section 57;
(6) “bazar” means a bazar area as may be notified by the State Government;
(7) “bio-medical waste” means any waste generated during diagnosis, treatment or immunization of human beings or
animals or in research activities pertaining thereto or in the production or testing of biologicals;
(8) “bridge” includes a culvert;
(9) “budget estimate” means the budget estimate prepared under Section 49;
(10) “budget grant” means the total sum entered on the expenditure side of a budget estimate under a major head and
adopted by the Municipality, and includes any sum by which such budget grant is increased or reduced by transfer
from or to other heads in accordance with the provisions of this Act and the rules and the regulations made there
(11) “building” means a structure constructed for whatever purpose and of whatever materials, and includes the foundation,
plinth, walls, floors, roofs, chimneys, fixed platforms, verandas, balconies, cornices or projections or part of a
building or anything affixed thereto or any wall (other than a boundary wall of less than three metres in height)
enclosing, or intended to enclose, any land, sign or outdoor display-structure but does not include a tent, shamiana
or tarpaulin shelter;
(12) “carriage” means any wheeled vehicle, with springs or other appliances acting as springs, which is ordinarily used for
the conveyance of human beings, and includes a jin-rickshaw, cycle-rickshaw, bicycle or tricycle, but does not
include a perambulator or other form of vehicle designed for the conveyance of children or elderly, infirm or
handicapped persons;
(13) “cart” means any cart, hackney or wheeled vehicle with or without springs, which is not a carriage, and includes a
hand- cart, a cycle van and a push van, but does not include any wheeled vehicle which is propelled by mechanical
power or its trailer;
(14) “category’ post” means a category’ A’ post classified as such under Section 29; (15) “category ‘B’ post” means a
category ‘B’ post classified as such under Section 29;
(16) “Chief Councillor” means, –
(i) in relation to a Municipal Corporation, the Mayor,
(ii) in relation to a Municipal Council, the Municipal Chairperson, and
(iii) in relation to a Nagar Panchayat, the Municipal President;

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