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Mumbai Municipal Corporation

Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) is also known as The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), or the Bruhanmumbai Mahanagar Palika is the civic body that governs the city of Mumbai and is India's richest municipal organization The BMC's annual budget is more than that of some of the small states of India.

Mumbai Municipal Corporation


Established under the Bombay Municipal Corporation Act 1888, it is responsible for the civic infrastructure and administration of the city and some suburbs of Mumbai. The Mumbai Metropolis has a historic tradition of strong civic activism dedicated to the cause of a better life for all its citizens. And it's the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), the primary agency responsible for urban governance in Greater Mumbai.

From the time of its establishment in 1882 as India's first municipal corporation, numerous non-political groups, NGO's and organizations of citizens have worked closely with the civic body in the fields of education, public health, creation of urban amenities, art and culture, heritage conservation, etc. MCGM is one of the largest local governments in the Asian continent.

The Mumbai Metropolis has a historic tradition of strong civic activism dedicated to the cause of a better life for all its citizens. And it's the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), the primary agency responsible for urban governance in Greater Mumbai.

From the time of its establishment in 1882 as India's first municipal corporation, numerous non-political groups, NGO's and organizations of citizens have worked closely with the civic body in the fields of education, public health, creation of urban amenities, art and culture, heritage conservation, etc. MCGM is one of the largest local governments in the Asian continent.

History of Mumbai Municipal Corporation

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation was established in the year of 1865 and the first Municipal Commissioner of the association was Arthur Crawford. As the foundation stone was laid down, the two designs were proposed for the building. The first one was Gothic Design, which was selected by the committee among the second one, Indo-Saracenic design.

The completion of the building took place in the year 1983.The building is having large number of architectural design which makes the building different from other historical buildings of the city. It is also having a central dome which is highly attractive. It is one of the chief architecture in the whole building. Several other things are also attached in the building through which people can get attracted towards it easily.

Many other buildings of the same style were also building prior to this in the olden times and they also provide some good look to the people. While the building was under construction, the climatic conditions also effected the construction of the building as the Gothic architecture was highly depending on the same factor. Most of the churches and the main building of Mumbai University also built up with the same architecture.  Most of all, its ceilings are unpolished. Phansi Talao also located over here.

Constitution of Mumbai Municipal Corporation

The Corporation shall consist of one hundred and thirty-one councilors elected at the ward elections.] [But when the wards in Greater Bombay are reconstituted according to section 19 as amended by the Bombay Municipal Corporation (Adoption of Assembly Rolls and Single-member Constituencies) Act,

1964,] [and the Bombay Municipal corporation (Third Amendment) Act, 1966, and the Bombay Municipal Corporation (Third Amendment) Act, 1982, Corporation shall consist of not more than one hundred and seventy councilors] as notified in the Official Gazette; and all councilors shall be elected at the ward 1932, elections]

Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1) of this section or in section 19, for the purpose of any general "election held after the commencement of the Maharashtra Municipal Corporations (Amendment) Act, 1976, but ,Q01 before the expiration of the period for the time being specified in article 334 of the 'Constitution of India and for by-elections (if any) before the next general election after the expiration of such period", so held, the State Government shall, in any notification issued under sub-section (/) of section 19, having regard to the population of members of Scheduled Castes in Greater Bombay, provide for reservation for such members such number of seats out of the total number of seats available as the State Government may deem fit and specify the wards in which the seats shall be so reserved.

Mumbai Municipal Corporation

Administration at the Mumbai Municipal Corporation

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is headed by a Municipal commissioner, an IAS officer. The commissioner wields the executive power of the house. A quinquennial election is held to elect corporators to power. The corporators are responsible for overseeing that their constituencies have the basic civic infrastructure in place, and that there is no lacuna on the part of the authorities. The mayor is the head of the house, is usually from the majority party. As of June 2008, all administrative business in the BMC is conducted in Marathi.

Development of Mumbai Municipal Corporation

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority Act, 1974 was enacted in order to form the area of Brihan Mumbai and certain areas around into a Mumbai Metropolitan Region and to provide for the establishment of an authority for the purpose of planning, coordinating and supervising the proper, orderly and rapid development of areas in the region and for executing plans, projects and schemes for such development.

Section 3 provides for the establishment of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Page 0501 Development Authority; Section 4 for the composition of the authority and Section 4A enunciates the powers and duties of the Chairman. Sub-section (1) of Section 4A provides that the chairman of the authority shall supervise and control all the activities on behalf of the authority and shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as are conferred upon down the functions of the Metropolitan Authority which consists of securing the development of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region according to the regional plan.

For that purpose the authority has been vested with various functions including the power to review a project or scheme for development which may be proposed, executed or completed in the region; to formulate and sanction schemes for development; to execute projects and schemes; coordinate the execution of projects and schemes and prepare and implement schemes for providing alternative accommodation and for the rehabilitation of the persons displaced by projects and schemes of the authority. Under Section 14 the Metropolitan Authority is empowered to issue directions to any legal or other authority or person notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force.


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    Abhay Prince from Mumbai 1040 Days ago

    What is the procedure of nominating in Municipal corporation election

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