Municipal Services Department

Introduction

In October 2005, in the wake of creation of City District Governments, the responsibility to discharge the municipal services was shifted from Tehsil Municipal Administrations to City District Governments. Therefore, vide range of Municipal Functions were required to be performed by the City District Governments. The Chief Minister, Punjab then approved the creation and establishment of offices of District Officers Spatial Planning under Executive District Officer (Municipal Services) in the City District Governments.

EXECUTIVE DISTRICT OFFICER (MUNICIPAL SERVICES)FUNCTIONS
1. SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
  • Solid Waste Management, treatment and disposal of solid waste, including landfill sites and recycling plants.
  • Industrial and hospital hazardous and toxic waste treatment and disposal.
2. SPATIAL PLANNING
  • Master planning, land use, zoning
  • Classification and RECLASSIFICATION
3. ENVIRONMENT
  • To manage for the protection of environment in the City District Government area
  • Implementation of laws, Rules, Regulations and Guidelines for the protection and conservation of Environment
4. TRANSPORT
  • To manage the transport and terminal system in the City District Government
FUNCTIONS / OBJECTIVES

The District Office (Spatial Planning & Commercialization)performs the following functions:-

  • a) Master planning land use, zoning and classification, reclassification.
  • b) Urban design and urban renewalprogramme, promulgation of building rules and planning standards.
  • c) Landscape, monuments and municipal ornamentation.
  • d) Urban and housing development, including urban improvement and upgrading, and urban renewal and redevelopment, with care being taken to preserve historical and culture monuments.
SERVICES / ACHIEVEMENTS
  • a) After the promulgation of Punjab Land Use (classification, re-classification & re-development) Rules 2009, City District Government Gujranwala was the first to prepare and notify the Peri Urban Structure Plan for Gujranwala by utilizing its own meager resources.
  • b) Peri Urban Structure Plansfor rest of big urban settlements / Chief Office Units e-g QilaDedar Singh, Wazirabad, Sohdra, Ghakharr, Ali PurChattha, Rasool Nagar, Eminabad, Kamoke and NowshehraVirkanhave also been notified.
  • c) Agriculture Areas of Gujranwala, Kamoke, NowshehraVirkan and Wazirabadhave been declared / notified.
  • d) List “A” Roads / segments of roads have been notified for future commercial use.
  • e) Notification of Design Parameters for implementation by the concerned Town Municipal Administrations while deciding the building plans cases.