The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, also known as Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), (formerly the Bombay Municipal Corporation till 1996) is the governing civic body of Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra. It is India's richest municipal corporation. The BMC's annual budget exceeds that of some of India's smaller states. It was established under the Bombay Municipal Corporation Act 1888. BMC is responsible for the civic infrastructure and administration of the city and some suburbs. In 2014, Trushna Vishwasrao became the first female corporator to serve as its leader.
|Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai|
SS: 91 seats
BJP: 83 seats
INC: 30 seats
NCP: 9 seats
MNS: 1 seats
SP: 6 seats
AIMIM: 2 seats
Ind: 5 seats
(Sanskrit: यतो धर्मस्ततो जय) |
(Where there is Righteousness, there shall be Victory)
|Municipal Corporation Building, Mumbai|
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 is conducted in Marathi.
|Mayor||Vishwanath Mahadeshwar||8 March 2017|
|Deputy Mayor||Hemangi Worlikar||8 March 2017|
|Municipal Commissioner||Ajoy Mehta|
|Police Commissioner||Dattatray Padsalgikar||30 January 2016|
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. BMC is one of the richest municipal corporations in Asia.
|S.No.||Party name||Alliance||Party flag or symbol||Corporators in 2007||Corporators in 2012||Corporators in 2017|
|01||Shiv Sena (SS)||NDA
|02||Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)||NDA||28||31||83|
|03||Indian National Congress (INC)||UPA||52||30|
|04||Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)||UPA||13||7||9|
|05||Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)||-||7||28||1|
|06||Samajwadi Party (SP)||-||7||9||6|
|07||All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM)||-||-||-||2|
After India’s central government officially approved Mumbai’s renaming, the city’s civic body, called the Bombay Municipal Corporation, became the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation in early 1996.