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Pune Municipal Corporation

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The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) was established on 15 February 1950.[1] The PMC controls the whole administration of Pune. The executive power of the corporation is vested in the Municipal Commissioner, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer appointed by the Maharashtra state government. The corporation consists of directly elected corporators headed by a Mayor. The mayor has few executive powers.

The PMC is in charge of the civic needs and infrastructure of the metropolis. Pune is divided into forty-eight municipal wards, each represented by 3 members and overseen by an Assistant Municipal Commissioner for administrative purposes. The corporators of the administration are elected by the people through a popular vote and almost all the state political parties participate in the election.

The city comes under the Haveli Taluka of Pune District, Maharashtra. The collectors are in charge of property records and revenue collection for the Central government. They also conduct national election in the city. Like other metropolises in India, the Pune Police is headed by a Police Commissioner, an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer. The Pune Police is the law enforcing agency in the city and comes under the state Home Ministry.

The Pune Municipal Corporation is well known as Pune Mahanagar Palika and is serving citizens since 1950. To Serve Citizens better Pune Municipal Corporation has taken initiative for e-Governance. Presently a few big corporations like Persistent Systems are lending help for developing the E-governance system, as a part of their social service initiative. A public-private partnership is perceived to bring tremendous changes in the future.

The Pune Municipal Corporation is planning to merge 15 new villages in its jurisdiction. After the merger, the PMC's total area will increase to 552 km2 from the existing 430 km2 (as mentioned on the PMC's website) making it the biggest municipal corporation in the state as per area. The 15 villages include Mhalunge, Sus, Bavdhan, Kirkatwadi, Pisoli, Lohegaon, Dhavade Kopare, Kondhwa Dhavade, Nanded, Khadakwasla, Shivane, Hadapsar (Sadesatara Nali part), Mundwa (Keshavnagar), Manjari, Narhe, Ambegaon, Dhayari, Uruli Kanchan and Phursungi.

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Administration

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) manages the city of Pune. The major responsibility of PMC is to look after the civic and infrastructural needs of the citizens of the Pune. The PMC is headed by a Municipal Commissioner, who possesses the actual executive power. The Municipal Commissioner is an officer of the Indian Administrative Service who is appointed by the Government of Maharashtra.

The city of Pune is divided into 48 municipal wards (zones) [2], represented by 3 members from each ward. The local administration of wards is mainly administered by an Assistant Municipal Commissioner. The corporators of the different wards are elected by the people through Municipal Elections which are held quinquennially and in which local members of all major political parties participate. The corportaors 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 corporation currently consists of 149 directly elected corporators[3], who are led by the Mayor of Pune. The Mayor of Pune is a titular position with limited duties who acts as an ambassador and representative of the city.

City Representatives
Mayor Mrs. Vaishali Bankar [4] March 14,2012
Municipal Commissioner Shri. Mahesh Pathak[5] May 2011
Dy. Mayor Shri. Deepak Mankar
Leader of the house Shri. Subhash Jagtap[6] March 2010
Commissioner of Police Smt. Meeran Chadha Borwankar[7] July, 2010

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