Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

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Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
बृहन्मुंबई महानगरपालिका
Logo of the BMC
Type
Type
History
Founded 1888
Leadership
Ajoy Mehta[2]
Structure
Seats 227
BMC after 2017 election.svg
Political groups
  SS: 84 seats
  BJP: 82 seats
  INC: 31 seats
  NCP: 9 seats
  MNS: 7 seats
  SP: 6 seats
  AIMIM: 2 seats
  Ind: 6 seats
Motto
(Sanskrit: यतो धर्मस्ततो जय)
(Where there is Righteousness, there shall be Victory)
Meeting place
Bombay Municipal Corporation.JPG
Municipal Corporation Building, Mumbai
Website
www.mcgm.gov.in

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai[3] also known as Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is the civic body that governs Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra and is India's richest municipal organization.[4][5] 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,[6] it is responsible for the civic infrastructure and administration of the city and some suburbs of Mumbai. In 2014, Trushna Vishwasrao became the first female corporator to be leader of the Corporation's house.[7]

Statue of Sir. Pherozeshah Mehta outside the BMC Building.

Administration[edit]

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.[8]

City officials
Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar March 8, 2017
Deputy Mayor Hemangi Worlikar March 8, 2017
Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta
Police Commissioner Dattatray Padsalgikar 30 January 2016

Legislative[edit]

As of 2017, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's legislature, also known as the Corporation Council, consists of 227 members. First time ever 31 candidates contested from single ward (164) in 2017 and Raghvendra Singh as a youngest independent candidate age (21)

Corporation elections[edit]

S.No. Party name Alliance Party flag or symbol Corporators in 2007 Corporators in 2012 Corporators in 2017[9]
01 Shiv Sena (SS) Indian Election Symbol Bow And Arrow.png 84 75 84
02 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) NDA 28 31 82
03 Indian National Congress (INC) UPA Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg 52[10][better source needed] 31
04 Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) UPA NCP-flag.svg 13 7 9
05 Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) - Flag of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena.svg 7 28 7
06 Samajwadi Party (SP) -
Flag of Samajwadi Party.jpg
7 9 6
07 All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) - kite - - 2
08 Others - - 32 6

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