Raipur Municipal Corporation

Raipur Municipal Corporation, or RMC, is the municipal corporation responsible for the governing civic infrastructure and administration of the city of Raipur, the largest and 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. The corporation ranked seventh in the Municipal Performance Index 2020 of the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA)[1]

Raipur Municipal Corporation
Term limits
5 years
Mayank Chaturvedi, IAS
since 2022
Chairman of House (Speaker)
Pramod Dubey, INC
since 5 January 2020
Leader of House (Mayor)
Aijaz Dhebar, INC
since 7 January 2020
Meenal Choubey, BJP
since 7 January 2020
Manoj Verma, BJP
since 2021
Raipur Nagar Nigam Political Structure 2020
Political groups
Government (41)
  •   INC (34)
  •   IND (5)

Opposition (29)

Others (2)

Length of term
Last election
December 2019 – January 2020
Next election
December 2024 – January 2025
स्वार्थो यस्य परार्थ एव:
Meeting place
Municipal Corporation Raipur (White House) Mahatma Gandhi Bhawan
Raipur Nagar Nigam, White House

History Edit

RMC was established in the early 1890s by the colonial government. The details of mayors and 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 were held in the same year when INC's Swaroop Chand Jain became the first mayor of the city. Between 1985 and 1995, the municipal corporation was controlled under the Raipur administrator or district magistrate appointed by the 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 mayor of the city following the creation of Chhattisgarh. In 2004, before local elections, the Raman Singh Cabinet approved the creation of seven more wards for RMC, and the number increased from 63 to 70. The first local body elections after the formation of the state were held in 2004, when BJP's Sunil Soni (current MP of Raipur Loksabha) became the first and till date non-congress mayor of Raipur. There have been 11 elections held between 1930 and present and in most INC was successful. The current mayor of the city is Aijaz Dhebar.

Administration Edit

RMC is headed by a mayor (head of Nigam) elected by the people and an IAS officer, who serves as municipal commissioner, elected by the state's chief minister. Like other elections in India, in RMC the Parsahads (elected reprensentatives of wards) form the Nigam, and the elected leader of the majority party becomes mayor.

2019–20 Raipur urban body elections Edit

The 2019–2020 Raipur urban body elections were the most recent elections held in Raipur, which was held between December 2019 and January 2020.

Polling Edit

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

Results Edit

The election 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 received five seats, and JCC(J)+ won two seats. The majority needed for forming a government is 36 seats, and INC needed only two parshads, which was fulfilled by the support of the five independent politicians. The incumbent mayor, Pramod Dubey, was elected as chairman on 5 January 2020, and Aijaz Dhebhar was elected as the 10th mayor of RMC by the voting of the Parshads on 7 January 2020; both took oath on the same day of their election.[2]

List of mayors Edit

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

References Edit

  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.