Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

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Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai)
बृहन्मुंबई महानगरपालिका
Logo of the BMC
Founded 1888
Sitaram Kunte
Seats 227
यतो धर्मस्ततो जय
(Where there is Righteousness, there shall be Victory)
Meeting place
Bombay Municipal Corporation.JPG
Municipal Corporation Building, Mumbai

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, also known as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)(Marathi)-बृहन्मुंबई महानगरपालिका. is the civic body that governs the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra and is India's richest municipal organization.[1][2] The BMC's annual budget is more than that of some of the small states of India. Established under the Bombay Municipal Corporation Act 1888,[3] it is responsible for the civic infrastructure and administration of the city and some suburbs of Mumbai. In 2014 Trishna Vishwasrao became the first female corporator to be leader of the Corporation's house.[4]


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, who is usually from the majority party. As of June 2008, all administrative business in the BMC is conducted in Marathi.[5]

City officials
Mayor Snehal Ambekar September 9, 2014
Municipal Commissioner Sitaram Kunte
Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria February 2014


As of 2009, The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's legislature, also known as the Corporation Council, is composed of 227 members.

Corporation Election 2012[edit]

Political Performance in Election 2012[6][edit]

S.No. Party Name Alliance Party flag or symbol Number of Corporators
01 Shiv Sena (SS) NDA Indian Election Symbol Bow And Arrow.png 75
02 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) NDA 31
03 Indian National Congress (INC) UPA Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg 52
04 Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) UPA NCP-flag.svg 13
05 Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Flag of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena.svg 28
06 Independents 28
07 Samajwadi Party (SP) Flag of Samajwadi Party.jpg 09

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "BMC to open green channel for octroi". 2007-09-03. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  2. ^ "Gold & beautiful, News - Cover Story". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  3. ^ "BMC-Act-1888.pdf". Retrieved 2013-01-12. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ TNN, June 25, 2008, 04.28am IST (2008-06-25). "From today, BMC will do business only in Marathi". The Times of India. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
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