Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation

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Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation
Logo of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation
Coat of Arms
Type
Type
History
Founded2015; 6 years ago (2015)
Leadership
Mayor
(vacant)
Deputy Mayor
(vacant)
Structure
Seats41
India Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation as of May 2021.svg
Political groups
  AITC: 37 seats
  CPI(M): 2 seats
  INC: 2 seats
Elections
Last election
2015
Next election
2021
Meeting place
Poura Bhavan - Bidhannagar Municipality - FD 415A - Salt Lake City - Kolkata 2013-10-11 3305-3306.JPG
Municipal Corporation Building
Website
www.bmcwbgov.in

Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation is the local government responsible for the civic infrastructure and administration of Salt Lake and Rajarhat areas in Greater Kolkata.[1]

Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation was headed by Administrator Shri Pawan Kadyan, IAS till elections were held in October 2015 after delimitation into 41 wards (Ward No.s 1 to 26 from Rajarhat-Gopalpur Municipality, Ward No. 27 from Mahishbathan II Gram Panchayat and Ward No.s 28 to 41 from Bidhannagar Municipality).[2] This constituted its first Board of Councillors and Mayor-in-Council with Shri Pawan Kadyan, IAS transitioning into the role of Municipal Commissioner.[3] BMC consists of 41 wards (grouped in 6 boroughs).[2] The Corporation is under administrative jurisdiction of Bidhannagar subdivision in the district of North 24 Parganas and police jurisdiction of Bidhannagar City Police. The current Municipal Commissioner is Shri Debasis Ghosh, IAS, who has been in the post since September 2019.

Geography[edit]

This civic administrative body administers an area of 60.5 square kilometres (23.4 sq mi) which is approximately 3.2% of the Total Kolkata Metropolitan Area (KMA).[2] The jurisdiction of BMC includes Salt Lake (a planned satellite town of Kolkata and previously under "Bidhannagar Municipality"), Mahishbathan II Gram Panchayat (which consisted of Tarulia, Mahisgote and Thakdari) and Rajarhat (previously under "Rajarhat-Gopalpur Municipality" which consisted of Kestopur, Chandiberia, Baguiati, Udayan Pally, Santosh Pally, Jagatpur, Ashwini Nagar, Narayantala, Raghunathpur, Arjunpur, Teghoria, Jyangra, Helabottala, Noapara, Adarsha Pally, Pramodgarh, Jyoti Nagar, Hatiara, Kaikhali, Chinar Park, Atghara, Dasadrone, Salua, Bablatala, Narayanpur, Beraberi, Bidisha Pally, Sarada Pally, Ganti and part of NSCBI Airport).[4] Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation borders Madhyamgram Municipality in the north, Rajarhat block in the south, New Town in the east and South Dum Dum in the west

Administration[edit]

Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation is divided into 41 wards. The 41 wards are arranged into 6 boroughs.[2] Each ward elects a councillor. The mayor is responsible for the overall functioning of the BMC and has a tenure of five years. At present, the All India Trinamool Congress holds the power in the BMC.

Budget[edit]

As of 2020, the budget of the city government is fund surplus with a budget of 424.8 crore (US$56 million) while its total revenue stands at 425 crore (US$56 million). A lot of funds were allocated for disaster management and covid relief while an allocation of 150 crore (US$20 million) was made for a road repairing scheme to have the transport infrastructure upgraded.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 census, total population under Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation is 632,107. Total number of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are 121,761 and 10,950 respectively. Among the 41 wards, Wards no 20 has the highest population with 20,981 residents while ward no 23 has the lowest population with 11,639 residents. Total number of households in BMC is 153,661. [2]

List of mayors[edit]

No. Name Term Constituency Party
Start End
1 Sabyasachi Dutta 2015 2019 All India Trinamool Congress
2 Krishna Chakraborty 2019 Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "North 24 Parganas district".
  2. ^ a b c d e "bmcwbgov.in". Archived from the original on 6 August 2019. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Kolkata Gazette Notification for Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation" (PDF). Department of Municipal Affairs, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation about to be formed soon".
  5. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/bidhannagar-holds-online-budget-session/articleshow/76364390.cms

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