Functions of Ward Councellor
The Functions of Ward Councellors have not been defined anywhere in the Ordinance. But by executive orders and by conventions, they perform some functions depending on the initiatives and effectiveness of the Ward Councellors. Ward Councellors can play an effective role for the interest of their wards. They are authorized to attend DCC and Standing Committee meetings. They can formulate development plans relating to their wards with assistance from the staff of the Zonal Executive Office and submit it for inclusion in DCC's development program.
They are authorized sign the monthly salary bills of conservancy staff. Maintenance materials and spare parts required for street lighting of the ward are issued with their approval. The involvement of the Ward Commissioners in monitoring the delivery of a number of Ward level services, as mentioned earlier, highlights the role of the Ward Councellors, both as a decision- maker and implementation of the city management.