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Patna Municipal Corporation (Patna Nagar Nigam), abbreviated PMC, is the chief nodal agency for the administration of Patna, entrusted with the development and management of about 110 sq km. The whole area is divided into 72 wards, which accommodates 1.7 million population of Patna as per 2011 Census. Municipal Commissioner is the executive head of the Corporation, who is assisted by a large number of officers, belonging to different departments in the Corporation.
Patna Municipal Corporation was established in 1952 by a Special Act, brought by the Government of Bihar in 1951. By this act, 88 year old Patna City Municipality and 35 year old Patna Bankipur joint water works committee merged together to pave the way for the establishment of Patna Municipal Corporation, which celebrated its golden jubilee in 2002. The Corporation is located at Buddha Marg, near General Post Office (GPO), not far away from Patna Junction.
Each ward send one representative, called Councillor to the Corporation through an election. The Councillors selects among themselves a Mayor and a Deputy Mayor, forming the legislative part of the Corporation. The Corporation functions through an Empowered Standing Committee, comprising of 7 Ward Councillors, Mayor and Deputy Mayor. The representative to the State Assembly, whose constituencies falls wholly or partially in the Corporation area are also part of the Corporation. The Corporation is broadly divided into seven Circles/Wings for the smooth functioning :
a) Head Office
b) Planning & Development Wing
c) Water Supply Section
d) Kankarbagh Circle
e) New Capital Circle
f) Bankipur Circle
e) Patna City Circle
The Corporation is entrusted with planning of the city , water supply, education, finance, health, sanitation, revenue collection and host of other important activities.It also deals with issue of birth registration and death registration. The corporation handles 44 parks in the city. The corporation also maintains the upscale Maurya Lok Marketing Complex in the heart of the city. As the city is expanding fast, the Corporation is getting challenges in providing the optimal service to the areas. However, the working of Corporation is often hampered by the strikes by the various unions.
Mayor : Afzal Imam [Ward No 52]
Deputy Mayor : Roop Narayan Mehta [Ward No 61]
- PMC ban use of polythene having thickness below 40 Micron
- Patna Municipal Corporation Election 2012
- New Mayor of PMC 2012
[References : Official website and others]