The GREATER HYDERABAD MUNICIPAL CORPORATION in short (GHMC) is the
civic body that oversees
Hyderabad the capital and largest city in the
Telangana . It is the local government for the Cities of
Secunderabad . Its geographical area covers most of the
urban development agency the
Hyderabad Metropolitan Development
Authority (HMDA). 64 ex-officio members including 5 Lok Sabha MPs
whose constituencies are in GHMC jurisdiction vote in GHMC election.
* 1 History
* 2 Administration
* 3 Executive
* 4 Legislature
* 5 Task
* 5.1 Political Performance in GHMC Election 2016
* 6 See also
* 7 References
* 8 External links
FORMATION OF HYDERABAD MUNICIPAL BOARD AND CHADERGHAT MUNICIPAL BOARD
In the year 1869, Municipal administration was first introduced for
the city of Hyderabad. The city of
Hyderabad was divided into four and
the suburbs of
Chaderghat were divided into five divisions. The whole
management of both the city and the suburbs was handled by the then
City Police Commissioner, Kotwal-e-Baldia.
In the same year, Sir Salar Jung-1 , the then Prime Minister of
Hyderabad State under the
Nizam , has constituted the Department of
Municipal and Road Maintenance. He also appointed a Municipal
Hyderabad Board and
Chaderghat Board. At that time,
city was just 55 km2 with a population of 3.5 lakhs.
In 1886, the suburban area of
Chaderghat was handed over to a
separate officer and then
Hyderabad Municipality has increased to 84 km2.
THE FIRST CORPORATION In 1933,
Chaderghat Municipality was merged
Hyderabad Municipality to form
Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
and was given statutory status under the
Hyderabad Municipal Act.
During the following year (1934), the first elections were held for
Municipal Corporation and a Standing Committee was appointed at that
JUBILEE HILLS MUNICIPALITY In the year 1937, Jubilee Hills
Municipality was formed by the amalgamation of
Jubilee Hills and
Banjara Hills. Later, in 1942, the corporation status for the city has
been removed due to some issues.
SECUNDERABAD MUNICIPALITY In the year 1945,
was formed. Again in 1950,
Hyderabad regained its lost Corporation
status along with the amalgamation of
Jubilee Hills Municipality.
MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF HYDERABAD The HYDERABAD CORPORATION and the
SECUNDERABAD CORPORATION, were established in 1950 via the Hyderabad
Jubilee Hills Municipality merged in HYDERABAD
CORPORATION during this time. In 1955, the
Corporation Act merged the municipal corporations overseeing Hyderabad
and neighbouring Secunderabad.
Once again in "1955", both the municipal corporations of Hyderabad
Secunderabad were merged to form
Municipal Corporation of
Hyderabad (MCH). In 1956,
Hyderabad became capital of Andhra Pradesh
after the state was formed.
Municipal Corporation was formed on 16 April
2007 by merging 12 municipalities and 8 gram panchayats with the
Municipal Corporation of
Hyderabad . The municipalities are L. B.
Gaddi annaram ,
Uppal Kalan ,
Ramachandrapuram , and
Patancheru . These municipalities are in
Rangareddy district and
Medak district . The panchayats are Shamshabad
, Satamarai, Jallapalli, Mamdipalli, Mankhal, Almasguda, Sardanagar
The Government Order 261 was initially issued in July 2005. Now, the
Supreme Court has rejected the plea to interfere into the matter, the
Andhra Pradesh government has passed the GO 261 that is related to the
creation of Greater
Hyderabad on 16 April 2007. Earlier, the twin
Secunderabad had a population of 4.5 millions
living in an area of 172 km². The new urban agglomeration sprawls
across 650 square kilometers with a population of 6.7 millions. The
erstwhile city of the Nizams has now transformed into an area far
The Government has decided to divide the Greater
Corporation into five zones (south, east, north, west and central
zones), 17 circles and 150 wards . Each ward would cover about 37,000
people. The GHMC is headed by a Commissioner and also has a Special
Commissioner both of whom belong to IAS . Each zone will have a zonal
commissioner, an officer of the rank of additional commissioner with a
deputy municipal commissioners heading every circle. There will also
be a separate engineering wing with an Engineer in Chief and Chief
Engineer at head office level and a superintending engineer for each
zone; a town planning wing with Additional Commissioner (Planning) and
a Chief City Planner at the head office level and a city planner for
Municipal Corporation (GHMC) comprises the
Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, plus 10 municipalities & 8
Ranga Reddy district , 2 municipalities in Medak
THE 10 MUNICIPALITIES IN RANGA REDDY DISTRICT ARE:
L. B. Nagar ,
Gaddi annaram ,
Uppal Kalan ,
THE 8 PANCHAYATS IN RANGA REDDY DISTRICT ARE:
Shamshabad , Satamarai,
Jallapalli, Mamdipalli, Mankhal, Sardanagar and Ravirala
THE 2 MUNICIPALITIES IN MEDAK DISTRICT ARE: Ramachandrapuram and
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.
Telangana Government has appointed CVSK Sarma as the first Chief
Commissioner of GHMC. There is also a provision for a directly elected
mayor of Hyderabad. However, the Chief Commissioner can allocate more
funds and in general has more power
The term of the legislature of precursor to the GHMC namely the
Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad, then simply called by the same
name ended before the formation of the GHMC. The Standing Committee of
the Legislature takes a major role in the decision making process
within the legislature when it is in session
Ghmc is responsible for administering and providing basic
infrastructure to the city.
* Building and Maintenance of roads, streets and flyovers.
* Public Municipal schools
* Street lighting
* Maintenance of parks and open spaces
* Garbage disposal and street cleanliness
* Urban development and city planning of new areas.
* Registering of births and deaths.
* Health & Sanitation
GHMC co-ordinates with various other government organizations like
HMDA, HMR, HMWS">
* ^ "GHMC poll fray 2016".
* ^ "GHMC in dilemma over ex-officio members".
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