In addition to Central and State Governments, we also have local self governments(local bodies or local authorities) in India. The purpose of local self governments is to decentralize the administration. There are two types of local bodies exist in India, which are different from each other. The first one is rural local bodies and the second one is urban local bodies. Rural local bodies comprise of 3-tier system organized as zilla panchayat, block(mandal) panchayat and village panchayat. Similarly, urban local bodies comprise of 3-tier system organized as nagar panchayats, municipalities and municipal corporations. These local bodies were introduced through 73rd and 74th amendments of the Constitution. Through these amendments, 29 functions like supplying drinking water, lighting and cleaning the streets, birth and death registrations, etc., were transferred from the State Government to rural local bodies. Similarly, 18 functions like providing infrastructure, public health, public safety, etc. were transferred from State Government to urban local bodies.