The smaller cities are looked after by Municipal Councils. When the cities grow in size of population it is transformed under the administration of Municipal Corporations. The Council consists of;
- The Council members are elected by the people for the term of five years.
- President and Vice-President are elected by the members of the Council for the term of two and half years. The President is honoured as the first citizen of the town.
- Each Council has among its appointed Staff, one Executive Officer and its subordinate staff and nominated selected citizens of the town.
The functions of the Municipal Council are similar to that of Municipal Corporations which includes some obligatory functions and some voluntary functions. To perform these functions various committees are created, namely, Public Works Committee, Education Committee, Sanitation Committee, Water Supply Committee, Planning and Development Committee, Women and Child Welfare Committee.