Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
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|Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
|(Sanskrit: यतो धर्मस्ततो जय)
(Where there is Righteousness, there shall be Victory)
|Municipal Corporation Building, Mumbai|
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) also known as Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai is the civic body that governs the capital city of Mumbai in Maharashtra and is India's richest municipal organization. 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, 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.
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.
|Mayor||Snehal Ambekar||September 9, 2014|
|Municipal Commissioner||Ajoy Mehta|
|Police Commissioner||Dattatray Padsalgikar||30 January 2016|
As of 2009, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's legislature, also known as the Corporation Council, consists of 227 members.
|S.No.||Party Name||Alliance||Party flag or symbol||Number of Corporators in 2007||Number OF Corporators in 2012||Number of Corporators in 2017|
|01||Shiv Sena (SS)||NDA||84||75||84|
|02||Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)||NDA||75||31||81|
|03||Indian National Congress (INC)||UPA||--||52||31|
|04||Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)||UPA||13||9|
|05||Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)||-||7||28||7|
|06||Samajwadi Party (SP)||-||7||9|
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