Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

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Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation

Brihan Mumbai Mahanagar Palika
Seal of the MCGM
Seal of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
Type
Type
History
Founded1888; 134 years ago (1888)
Leadership
Structure
Seats227
BMC after 2017 election.svg
Political groups
Government(142)
  SS: 97 seats
  INC: 30 seats
  NCP: 9 seats
  SP: 6 seats

Opposition(82)

  BJP: 82 seats

Others(9)

  MNS: 7 seats
  AIMIM: 2 seats
Elections
Last election
February 2017
Next election
2022
Motto
यतो धर्मस्ततो जय: (Sanskrit)
Where there is Righteousness, there shall be Victory
Meeting place
Bombay Municipal Corporation.JPG
Municipal Corporation Building, Mumbai
Website
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC; Marathi: बृहन्मुंबई महानगरपालिका, IAST: bṛhanmuṃbaī mahānagarapālikā),[3] is the governing civic body of Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra. It is India's richest municipal corporation.[4][5] The BMC's annual budget exceeds that of some of India's smaller states. It was established under the Bombay Municipal Corporation Act 1888.[6] BMC is responsible for the civic infrastructure and administration of the city and some suburbs.

Administration[edit]

The BMC is headed by an IAS officer who serves as Municipal Commissioner, wielding executive power. A quinquennial election is held to elect corporators, who are responsible for basic civic infrastructure and enforcing duty. The Mayor, usually from the majority party, serves as head of the house. As of June 2008, all administrative business in the BMC was conducted in Marathi, a decision that sparked controversy,[7] following which the BMC eased its stance and began accepting forms in English.[8]

City officials
Mayor Kishori Pednekar[9] 22 November 2019
Deputy Mayor Suhas Wadkar 22 November 2019
Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal[10] 8 May 2020

Legislature[edit]

As of 2017, the BMC's legislature, also known as the Corporation Council, consisted of 227 members. 2017 was the first time 31 candidates contested from a single ward (164). Raghvendra Singh was the youngest independent candidate at age 21.[citation needed] BMC is one of the richest municipal corporations in Asia.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shiv Sena's Kishori Pednekar named Mumbai mayor".
  2. ^ "किशोरी पेडणेकर मुंबईच्या नव्या महापौर".
  3. ^ "Welcome to The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai". Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. Archived from the original on 24 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  4. ^ "BMC to open green channel for octroi". Financialexpress.com. 3 September 2007. Retrieved 25 August 2010.
  5. ^ "Gold & beautiful, News - Cover Story". Mumbai Mirror. Archived from the original on 3 September 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2010.
  6. ^ "BMC-Act-1888.pdf" (PDF). Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  7. ^ "From today. MCGM will do business only in Marathi". The Times of India. 25 June 2008. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2010.
  8. ^ "BMC drops only marathi clause, to accept forms in english". Hindustan Times. 28 January 2012.
  9. ^ "Shiv Sena leader Kishori Pednekar elected Mayor of BMC". DDNews.Gov.in. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  10. ^ "BMC Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi Replaced; Iqbal Chahal Becomes The New Commissioner Of Mumbai". MumbaiLive. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  11. ^ Mishra, Sohit (21 February 2017). "BMC Elections 2017: Complete fact sheet of Asia's richest civic corporation". India.com. Retrieved 31 January 2018.