New Delhi Municipal Council

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New Delhi Municipal Council
Type
Term limits
5 years
History
Founded 1927 (1927)
Leadership
Chairperson
Jalaj Shrivastava[year needed]
Website
www.ndmc.gov.in

New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is the municipal council of the city of New Delhi, India, and the area under its administration is referred to as the NDMC area. NDMC, covering an area of 43.7 km2, is governed by a council with a chairperson appointed by the central government, and includes the Chief Minister of Delhi. The state of Delhi is divided into three statutory urban regions: the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), and the Delhi Cantonment Board.[1]

History[edit]

NDMC has its origins in the Imperial Delhi Committee which was constituted on 25 March 1913 to overlook the construction of the new capital of India. Thereafter in February 1916 the Chief Commissioner, Delhi, created the Raisina Municipal Committee, which was upgraded to a 2nd class Municipality under the Punjab Municipal Act on 7 April 1925. Then on 22nd February 1927, the Committee passed a resolution adopting the name “New Delhi” giving it the name, “New Delhi Municipal Committee”, approved by Chief Commissioner on 16 March 1927. In May 1994, the NDMC Act 1994, replaced the Punjab Municipal Act 1911, and the Committee was renamed as the New Delhi Municipal Council.[2][3]

NDMC's headquarters building, known as Palika Kendra, was built in 1984, and was the tallest building in the city at that time.[2]

Departments[edit]

NDMC Head Office, Palika Kendra, New Delhi, built in 1971, behind Jantar Mantar, Delhi.

NDMC has 28 departments:-

  • Architecture Dept.
  • Audit Dept.
  • Accounts Dept.
  • Civil Engineering Dept.
  • Commercial Dept.
  • Council Secretariat Dept.
  • Fire Dept.
  • Finance Dept.
  • Information Technology Dept.
  • Horticulture Dept.
  • Electricity Dept.
  • Enforcement Dept.
  • Public Health Dept.
  • Project Dept.
  • General Admn.Dept.
  • Security Dept.
  • Law Dept.
  • Enforcement (B.R) Dept.
  • Estate I Dept.
  • Estate II Dept.
  • Public Relations Dept.
  • Municipal Housing.
  • Personnel Dept.
  • Vigilance Dept.
  • Welfare Dept.
  • Education Dept.
  • Medical Services Dept.
  • Property Tax Dept.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who governs our cities?" The Times of India, Nov 22, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Capital story: Managing a New Delhi". Hindustan Times. September 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ "NDMC History". NDMC website. 

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