(Last Updated on : 31/05/2016)
Kolkata Municipal Corporation is responsible for the civic infrastructure and administration of the city of Kolkata
, West Bengal
Extension of Kolkata Municipal Corporation
Kolkata Municipal Corporation is a civic administrative body, with an area of 200.71 square kilometres.
Establishment of Kolkata Municipal Corporation
Kolkata Municipal Corporation was established in the year 1876. It was under the guidance of the first Minister of Local Self Governments
in Bengal, Sir Surendranath Banerjee
, the Calcutta Municipal Act of 1923 made provision for the enfranchisement of women and the election of a Mayor annually.
Mayors of Kolkata Municipal Corporation
The first mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation was Chittaranjan Das
with Subhas Chandra Bose
as his Chief Executive Officer. Later mayors include Deshapriya Jatindra Mohan Sengupta, Bidhan Chandra Roy
, Nalini Ranjan Sarkar, Abul Kasem Fazlul Haque, and for the 2010-2015 term Sovan Chatterjee is now the present Mayor of Kolkata.
Division of City with Kolkata Municipal Corporation
Kolkata Municipal Corporation is divided into 144 administrative wards that are grouped into 15 boroughs. Each of these wards elects a councillor to the KMC. Each borough has a committee consisting of the councillors elected from the respective wards of the borough. Kolkata Municipal Corporation, through the borough committees, maintains government-aided schools, hospitals and municipal markets and partakes in urban planning and road maintenance. Kolkata Municipal Corporation as the apex body discharges its function through the Mayor-in-Council, consisting of a mayor, assisted by a deputy mayor, and ten other elected members of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation. The mayor is responsible for the overall functioning of the KMC and has tenure of five years.
Jurisdiction of Kolkata Municipal Corporation
The jurisdiction of the KMC covers the area by the Kolkata Police (which in turn includes the area of Kolkata District), but includes an adjacent area as well. See Civic Administration of Kolkata. Kolkata Postal District however extends right up to Barrackpur in the North, Barasat in the East, up to Baruipur in South-East and Joka in South and up to Batanagar in South-West. The Postal code in this entire area starts with 700, indicating Postal Sorting District of Kolkata. Thus Kolkata Postal area is much bigger than the area of KMC, Kolkata Police or Kolkata District. In general term, people identify a locality with its Postal address. Postal address of people residing in the delivery jurisdiction of any of the 160 Delivery Post offices of Kolkata will be having PIN Code no. from 700001 (Kolkata-1) to 700160 (Kolkata-160).
Divisions in Indian Administration
All India Services
District Administration in India
Indian Administrative Service
Local Self Governments
Culture of Kolkata
Kolkata, Indian City, West Bengal
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Tourism In Kolkata
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