The Department of Urban Development is the Administrative Department for all the Municipal Councils & the Corporation of the City of Panaji as well as the Goa State Urban Development Agency. The Department is acting under the powers vested in it under the Goa Municipalities Act 1968 and the City of Panaji Corporation Act 2002. The Government support to the various Councils and Corporation is routed through the Department of Urban Development. The Department is headed by the Director of Urban Development whose powers under the above Acts are well laid down in the book of the Acts. the Director also exercises financial powers