Jabalpur Municipal Corporation
|Headquarters||Near Teen Patti Chowk, Wright Town, Jabalpur, MP|
Jabalpur Municipal Corporation is the Municipal Corporation responsible for the civic infrastructure and administration of the city of Jabalpur, located in Madhya Pradesh, India. The organization is known, in short, as JMC. This civic administrative body administers an area of 53 km2 (20 sq mi). JMC is headed by Dr. Swati Godbole present Mayor of Jabalpur. The current collector of Jabalpur is Bharat Yadav(IAS). Jabalpur is a first municipal in India 1864
The total area under JMC is 53 km2 (20 sq mi). The city is currently divided into 79 wards. Each ward elects a corporator. The winning party elects a council of members, who are responsible for various departments. The council members chose the Mayor among themselves. At present, there are seventy nine members in the council. The Commissioner of Jabalpur is the highest officer of Municipal Corporate Office, which is responsible for the departments of public works, revenue and tax, water supply, planning and development, fire brigade, health and sanitation, finance and accounts etc. The current Municipal Commissioner of Jabalpur is Chandramauli Shukla, while the current Mayor is Dr. Swati Godbole.
1864 to 1935
Jabalpur Municipal Corporation was established as Jabalpur Municipal Committee under Lucknow Nagar Palika Act of 1864 under which Dy. Commissioner was named as Chairman of Municipality. W.H.Newhard became the first person to hold that post.
In the year 1935 the state government took over the total administration of the Municipal Committee, and Murli Manohar Seth was appointed as its Administrator.
After Independence, in 1948 the Nagar Palika Act (Act No.3-1948) was passed. Under this Act on 1 June 1950 Jabalpur Nagar Nigam was established and the city was divided into 30 wards. A 43-member committee was set up in which 34 members were directly elected, 6 were selected members, and 3 nominated members. On 20 October 1959 in a special called meeting, the motto of the organization was decided as Anirvedah Shriyomoolam.