Since 2001 when the devolution of powers plan came into force under the PLGO, then the powers of the Commissioner were devolved upon the office of Executive District Officer Revenue (EDO-R) at the district level.
Since 2001 when the PLGO was adopted, it transformed the system of local government as well as affected the working of the revenue department by doing away with the enforcement mechanism such as district magistracy as well as overhauling the job descriptions and nomenclature of the district administration for sake of devolution and decentralization of powers.
City District Government Lahore (CDGL) rather to decentralize these activities through means spatial planning (which is now mandatory function of CDGL as per PLGO
2001) contended to adopt change in landuse policy of Punjab Government, a blow to already choked transportation network.
For formulating the questions, Punjab Local Government Ordinance (PLGO) 2001 is thoroughly studies.
Among so many weaknesses of the Punjab Local Government Ordinance (PLGO) 2001, one is with regard to its Section 40 (a) which described that the function of the Zila (District) Council is to approve master plans, zoning, land use plans.
According to PLGO 2001 section 54(a), the functions and powers of the Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) is to prepare spatial plans for the Tehsil in collaboration with Union Councils, including plans for land use, zoning and functions for which the Tehsil Municipal Administration is responsible.
The Faisalabad city district comprises of four towns (Jinnah, Iqbal, Lyallpur and Madina) which are considered to be Town Municipal administration (TMA) after the promulgation of Punjab Local government ordinance (PLGO
) act 2001.