Vijayalaxmi R Gadwal and Mothe Srilatha were elected the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). Vijayalaxmi R Gadwal is the first female mayor of the GHMC. It is also the first time that both mayor and deputy mayor are women leaders.
About Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC)
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is the civic body that oversees Hyderabad, the capital and largest city in the State of Telangana. It is the Local Government for the Cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
About GHMC Administration:
The GHMC is headed by a Municipal Commissioner, an IAS officer. The commissioner wields the executive power of the house. A quinquennial election is held to elect corporators to power. The corporators 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 Mayor is the head of the house. The GHMC is responsible for administering and providing basic infrastructure to the city.
About GHMC History
In the year 1869, Municipal administration was first introduced for the city of Hyderabad. The city of Hyderabad was divided into four and the suburbs of Chaderghat were divided into five divisions. The whole management of both the city and the suburbs was handled by the then City Police Commissioner, Kotwal-e-Baldia. During the following year (1934), the first elections were held for Municipal Corporation and a Standing Committee was appointed at that time. Later, in 1942, the corporation status for the city has been removed due to some issues. In the year 1945, Secunderabad Municipality was formed. Again in 1950, Hyderabad regained its lost Corporation status along with the amalgamation of Jubilee Hills Municipality.The Hyderabad Corporation and the Secunderabad Corporation were established in 1950 via the Hyderabad Corporation Act.