243U. Duration of Municipalities, etc.-
(1) Every Municipality, unless
sooner dissolved under any law for the time being in force, shall
continue for five years from the date appointed for its first meeting
and no longer:
Provided that a Municipality, shall be given a reasonable opportunity
of being heard before its dissolution.
(2) No amendment of any law for the time being in force shall have the
effect of causing dissolution of a Municipality at any level, which is
functioning immediately before such amendment, till the expiration of
its duration specified in clause (1).
(3) An election to constitute a Municipality shall be completed,-
(a) before the expiry of its duration specified in clause (1);
(b) before the expiration of a period of six months from the date of
Provided that where the remainder of the period for which the
dissolved Municipality would have continued is less than six months,
it shall not be necessary to hold any election under this clause for
constituting the Municipality for such period.
(4) A Municipality constituted upon the dissolution of a Municipality
before the expiration of its duration shall continue only for the
remainder of the period for which the dissolved Municipality would
have continued under clause (1) had it not been so dissolved.