Raipur Municipal Corporation

Summary

Raipur Municipal Corporation or RMC is the Municipal Corporation responsible for the governing civic infrastructure and administration of the city of Raipur, largest & capital city of Chhattisgarh. Raipur Municipal Corporation has been formed with functions to improve the infrastructure of town. This civic administrative body administers the city's cleanliness and other public services like public health, clean streets and parks. It has ranked 7th in Municipal Performance Index 2020 by Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA)[1]

Raipur Municipal Corporation
RMC Logo 1980
Type
Type
Term limits
5 years
Leadership
Prabhat Malik, IAS
since 2021
Chairman of House (Speaker)
Pramod Dubey, INC
since 5 January 2020
Leader of House (Mayor)
Aijaz Dhebar, INC
since 7 January 2020
Not Known, BJP
since 7 January 2020
Manoj Verma, BJP
since 2021
Structure
Raipur Nagar Nigam Political Structure 2020
Political groups
Government (41)
  •   INC (34)
  •   IND (5)

Opposition (29)

Others (2)

Length of term
70
Elections
First-Past-The-Post
Last election
December 2019 - January 2020
Next election
December 2024 - January 2025
Motto
स्वार्थो यस्य परार्थ एव:
Meeting place
Municipal Corporation Raipur (White House)
Raipur Nagar Nigam, White House
Website
nagarnigamraipur.nic.in

HistoryEdit

RMC was established in the early 1890s by Colonial Government. The details of Mayors & elections until 1980 are still unknown. The Cabinet of Arjun Singh, that time Chief Minister of United Madhya Pradesh upgraded RMC to Nagar Palik Nigam. The first elections for 63 wards of RMC was held in the same year where INC's Swaroop Chand Jain became the first mayor of the City. Between 1985 to 1995, the Municipal Corporation was controlled under the Raipur Administrator or District Magistrate appointed by Chief Minister. After the Madhya Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000 was passed by the Parliament of India, it became a part of Chhattisgarh and also the largest Municipal Corporation of the state. Tarun Prasad Chatterjee was the first the mayor of the city after creation of the Chhattisgarh. In 2004 before local elections, The Raman Singh Cabinet approved the creation of 7 more wards for RMC and the number increased from 63 to 70. First local body elections after formation of state was held in 2004 where BJP's Sunil Soni (Current MP of Raipur Loksabha) became the first and till date non-congress mayor of Raipur. There have been 11 election held between 1930 to present and in most INC was successful. Current Mayor of the city is Aijaz Dhebar.

AdministrationEdit

RMC is headed by Mayor (Head of Nigam) which has elected by people and an IAS officer who serves as Municipal Commissioner elected by CM of state. Like other election in India, in RMC also the Parsahads (elected reprensentatives of wards) forms the Nigam and the elected leader of the majority party becomes Mayor.

2019-20 Raipur Urban Body ElectionsEdit

2019-20 Raipur Urban Body Elections is the most current election held in Raipur which was held between December 2019 - January 2020.

PollingEdit

The Election Commission of Chhattisgarh declared The polling day for all 70 seats was held on 22 December 2019 and counting day on 24 December 2019. There was 78% overall voting percentage.

ResultsEdit

The Results were declared on 24 December 2019 in which INC became the largest party with 34 seats followed by BJP with 29 Seats, Independent Politicians with 5 seats and JCC(J)+ got 2 seats. The Majority for making government is 36 and INC wants only two parshads which was fulfilled by support of 5 Independent Politicians. The incumbdent mayor Pramod Dubey was elected as Chairman on 5 January 2020 or Speaker and Aijaz Dhebhar was elected as 10th Mayor of RMC by voting of Parshads on 7 January 2020 and both took oath on the same day of their election.[2]

List of MayorsEdit

Term of office Name Party Notes
07.01.2020 to Till Date Aijaz Dhebar Indian National Congress Incumbent Mayor
07.01.2015 to 07.01.2020 Pramod Dubey Indian National Congress
05.01.2010 to 07.01.2015 Kiranmayi Nayak Indian National Congress First Female Mayor
05.01.2004 to 05.01.2010 Sunil Kumar Soni Bharatiya Janata Party First Full Term Non Congress Mayor
04.01.2000 to 25.12.2003 Tarun Prasad Chatterjee Indian National Congress First Mayor after the formation of

Chhattisgarh/ Second time elected

05.01.1995 to 04.01.2000 Balbeer Juneja Indian National Congress
27.02.1985 to 04.01.1995 Administrator handled by District Magistrate
11.09.1984 to 26.02.1985 Santosh Agrawal Indian National Congress
27.02.1983 to 10.09.1984 Tarun Prasad Chatterjee Indian National Congress
27.02.1982 to 26.02.1983 Swaroop Chand Jain Indian National Congress Second Time Appointed
27.02.1981 to 27.02.1982 S.R. Murthi Indian National Congress
27.02.1980 to 27.02.1981 Swaroop Chand Jain Indian National Congress First Mayor of the City
early 1890s-1980 N/A N/A N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Raipur, Bilaspur excel in Municipal Performance Index". The Pioneer. 5 March 2021. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Chhattisgarh urban body election results 2019: Congress wins four municipal bodies". Zee News. 24 December 2019. Retrieved 12 March 2022.