The Department of local self Government is the controlling Department of all municipalities for all administrative purposes. It also performs monitoring and co-ordination function at the state level for all the 187 municipal bodies of the state.
Government of Rajasthan
This Department has a directorate to look after the day to day functioning of all these Urban Local Bodies. At present Sh. Manjit Singh (IAS), is the Principal Secretary of this department and Sh. Purushottam Biyani is the Director cum Joint Secretary of the Local Bodies.
The city of Jhalawar was founded by Jhala Zalim Singh (First), who was the then Dewan of Kota state (1791 A.D.). He established this township, then known as Chaoni Umedpura, as a cantonment. The township was surrounded with dense green forests and wild animals.