Besides creating infrastructure for basic amenities, Mission also focuses on Reforms and capacity building of the ULBs. The reforms aim at improving delivery of citizen services, bringing down the cost of delivery, improving financial health, augmenting resources and enhancing transparency.

The Mission sets aside 10% of annual budgetary allocation to be given away as incentive to States/UTs for accomplishing the reforms within specified timelines.

The Capacity Building is being focused at improving the capabilities of cities to deliver the citizen services and to improve the health of ULBs.

The key expected outcomes under Reform agenda are:

  • Energy efficient LED street lights in cities.
  • Energy audit of water pumps followed by replacement of inefficient pumps.
  • Conducting credit ratings and issuance of Municipal Bonds.
  • Reuse of treated waste water.
  • Single Window Clearance System for Construction Permits.
  • Capacity building.

The reform agenda is spread over a set of 11 reforms comprising 54 milestones to be achieved by the States/ UTs over a period of four years.  These reforms broadly cover offering online services to citizens, establishing single window for all approvals, establishing municipal cadre, achieving at least 90% of billing and collection of taxes/user charges, developing at least one park for children every year, establishing maintenance system for parks and play grounds, credit rating, implementing model building bye-laws etc.


  • E-Governance
  • Constitution and professionalization
  • Augmenting double entry accounting
  • Urban Planning and City level Plans
  • Devolution of funds
  • Review of Building by-laws
  • Set-up financial intermediary at state level
  • Municipal tax and fees improvement
  • Improvement in levy and collection of user charges
  • Credit Rating
  • Energy and Water
  • Swachh Bharat Mission

Last Updated on 02/12/2020