Vadodara Municipal Corporation

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Vadodara Municipal Corporation
Seal of the VMC
Type
Type
History
Founded1950
Leadership
Mayor
Municipal Commissioner
Mr.Ajay Bhaadu
Deputy Mayor
Yogesh Patel
Chairperson of Standing Committee
Dr. Jigisha Seth
Leader of Opposition
Chandrakant Srivastava
Seats76
Motto

उद्योग स्वाश्रय सेवा (Handwork, Self-Reliance, Service)
Meeting place
Khanderao Market, Vadodara
Website
www.vmc.gov.in
Khanderao Market

The "Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan" or Vadodara Municipal Corporation or VMC, established in July 1950 under the Bombay Provincial Corporation Act, 1949, is responsible for the civic infrastructure and administration of the city of Vadodara.

The governing structure of VMC consists of political and administrative wings. The political wing is an elected body of councillors headed by a mayor. The commissioner from the IAS cadre heads the administrative wing and is responsible for strategic and operational planning and management of the Corporation. The commissioner takes decisions on behalf of the board or the standing committee formed from the elected councillors to perform the duties of the corporation.

Achievement[edit]

Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan got the first ever declared national award for 'Energy Conservation in Street Lighting’ by BEE in 2008,[1] for saving energy in street lighting with better service and using latest technology for energy saving. The award was given by Honorable Power minister shree Shushil Kumar Shinde.[2][3][4]

Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) repeat the history again in 2010 by acquiring second national award for 'Energy Conservation in Street Lighting’ declared by BEE.[5]

Total area of coverage of Vadodara Municipal Corporation is 160 Sq. Kilometers and total population of the municipal is 16 Lakh (2007-2008). 1691 kilometers of street lighting is covered in vadodara (2007-2008). Vadodara Municipal Corporation is the first in the country to implement international level lighting, lowest life cycle cost of the entire project and Intelligent street light controllers with GSM monitoring and controlling system[6] manufactured by Instruments Universal (a local company of Vadodara), for providing good service to citizens, data collection and quick maintenance.

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Latest News". insuindia.co.in.
  5. ^ "VMC bags National Energy Conservation Award". The Times of India.
  6. ^ "Energy saver - Street light timer - Astronomical time switch - Street light monitoring and control system - Street Light management system". insuenergyconservation.com.

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