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Guwahati Municipal Corporation Information

Guwahati Municipal Corporation or GMC in short is the local government in Guwahati. GMC was formed in the year 1971 by the Guwahati Municipal Corporation Act, 1969.[1] The Corporation was duly constituted in 1974 in the first meeting of the elected councilors as per provision of Sec.45 of this Act.

A municipal corporation is the highest form of urban local body (ULB) in India. Presently, GMC covers an area of 216 km² under its jurisdiction and it is divided into 60 municipal wards.
 
Organisational Setup
The Mayor and the Deputy Mayor, is responsible of the 60 Municipal wards of Guwahati Municipality Corporation, who is the head of a council consist of 60 elected ward commissioners. There are five standing committees of the council to supervise various works.[2]
 
The Commissioner is responsible for the proper functioning of the corporation. He is assisted by Additional Commissioner and Joint Commissioner. A Chief Engineer for The Water Works department and the Public Works Department division is responsible. A Superintendent Engineer is responsible for the Garage branch.
 
The accounts branch is the responsibility of a Financial Advisor, a Chief Accounts and an Audit Officer. Each revenue zone is headed by a Deputy Commissioner.
 
Branches
  • Conservancy
  • Water Works Tax Division
  • Public Works
  • Building Permission
  • Street light and Electrical Section
  • Municipal Markets
  • Sanitation & Health
  • Veterinary
  • Enforcement
  • Property Tax
  • Mutation Branch
  • Trade Licence
  • Advertisement
  • Slow Moving Vehicle Branch
  • Dead body and night soil removal Branch
  • Poverty alleviation
  • Birth and death registration
  • Garage Branch
  • Accounts Branch
  • Sources of Revenue[edit]
  • Property Tax comprising general tax, water tax, scavenging tax, light tax and urban tax.
  • Trade Licence Fee
  • Entry Toll
  • Parking Fees
  • Toll and rent from Municipal markets
  • Tax on Advertisements
  • Tax on Slow Moving Vehicles
  • Animal Tax
  • Building permission Fees and Penalties
  • Water Connection Charge
  • Fines
  • Share of Motor Vehicle Tax
  • Share of Entertainment Tax
  • Share of Land Revenue and Surcharge on Stamp Duty