Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

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Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
बृहन्मुंबई महानगरपालिका
Logo of the BMC
Founded 1888
Ajoy Mehta[1]
Seats 227
(Sanskrit: यतो धर्मस्ततो जय)
(Where there is Righteousness, there shall be Victory)
Meeting place
Bombay Municipal Corporation.JPG
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.[2][3] 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,[4] 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.[5]

Statue of Sir. Pherozeshah Mehta outside the BMC Building.


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.[6]

City officials
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.

Corporation Elections[edit]

Political Performance in Election 2017[7][edit]

The BJPestablished itself as the number 1 party across Maharashtra in the BMC Elections 2017.[8]

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 Indian Election Symbol Bow And Arrow.png 84 75 84
02 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) NDA Flag of the Bharatiya Janata Party.png 75 31 81
03 Indian National Congress (INC) UPA Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg -- 52[9] 31
04 Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) UPA NCP-flag.svg 13 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
07 Others 32

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