Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

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Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai
Ajoy Mehta[2]
BMC after 2017 election.svg
Political groups
  SS: 91 seats
  BJP: 83 seats
  INC: 30 seats
  NCP: 9 seats
  SP: 6 seats
  AIMIM: 2 seats
  MNS: 1 seats
  Independents: 5 seats
(Sanskrit: यतो धर्मस्ततो जय)
(Where there is Righteousness, there shall be Victory)
Meeting place
Bombay Municipal Corporation.JPG
Municipal Corporation Building, Mumbai

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai,[3] also known as Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), (formerly the Bombay Municipal Corporation till 1996)[4] is the governing civic body of Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra. It is India's richest municipal corporation.[5][6] The BMC's annual budget exceeds that of some of India's smaller states. It was established under the Bombay Municipal Corporation Act 1888.[7] 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.[8]

Statue of Sir Pherozeshah Mehta outside the BMC Building.


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.[9]

City officials
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.[10]

Corporation elections[edit]

S.No. Party name Alliance Party flag or symbol Corporators in 2007[11] Corporators in 2012[11] Corporators in 2017[11][12]
01 Shiv Sena (SS) NDA
(until 2019)[13][14]
Indian Election Symbol Bow And Arrow.png 84 75 91
02 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) NDA Bharatiya Janata Party (icon).svg 28 31 83
03 Indian National Congress (INC) UPA Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg 75 52[15][better source needed] 30
04 Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) UPA NCP-flag.svg 13 7 9
05 Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) - Flag of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena.svg 7 28 1
06 Samajwadi Party (SP) -
Flag of Samajwadi Party.jpg
7 9 6
07 All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) - Indian Election Symbol Kite.png - - 2
08 Others - - 32 5

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sarkar, Arita; Waghmode, Vishwas (8 March 2017). "BMC Elections 2017: Shiv Sena's Vishwanath Mahadeshwar elected as the new Mumbai Mayor after BJP extends support". The Indian Express. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  2. ^ India, Press Trust of (27 April 2015). "Ajoy Mehta takes over as BMC Commissioner". Retrieved 31 January 2018 – via Business Standard.
  3. ^ "Welcome to The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai". Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  4. ^ AFP (13 November 2015). "What's in a name? Mumbai 20 years on from Bombay". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 23 July 2018. 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.
  5. ^ "BMC to open green channel for octroi". 2007-09-03. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  6. ^ "Gold & beautiful, News - Cover Story". Mumbai Mirror. Archived from the original on 2012-09-03. Retrieved 2010-07-21.
  7. ^ "BMC-Act-1888.pdf" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-01-12.
  8. ^ "Sena corporator Yashodhar Phanse new chairman of BMC standing committee". Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  9. ^ "From today. BMC will do business only in Marathi". The Times of India. 2008-06-25. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  10. ^ Mishra, Sohit (2017-02-21). "BMC Elections 2017: Complete fact sheet of Asia's richest civic corporation". Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  11. ^ a b c "BMC Election Results 2017, 2012, 2007". BMC Elections. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Fadnavis Wave Takes Maharashtra By Storm; BJP The Big Winner In Municipal Polls". Swarajya. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  13. ^ "Shiv Sena decides to break away from NDA, to go solo in 2019 general elections - Mumbai Mirror -". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  14. ^ "BJP ally Shiv Sena to go solo in Karnataka polls". The Economic Times. 2018-04-01. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  15. ^ Maharashtra municipal elections, 2012

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