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The Kolkata Municipal Corporation Act, 1980
   
 
 
Civic Government in Kolkata has started its journey with the enactment of the Calcutta Municipal Act, 1923. Later this Act was replaced by the Calcutta Municipal Act, 1951. At last the Act of 1951 was replaced by a new Act namely the Calcutta Municipal Corporation Act, 1980. The name of 'Calcutta' has been converted to 'Kolkata' after enactment of the West Bengal Capital City (Change of Name) Act, 2001.

Powers and functions of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation under the Kolkata Municipal Corporation Act are almost identical to that of the West Bengal Municipal Act, 1993 with the following major variations-

  1. The number of wards of Kolkata Municipal Corporation is fixed to 141, and the boundaries of each ward of Kolkata Municipal Corporation is fixed in scheduled II of the Act.
  2. The Mayor is the First Citizen of the Corporation. The administration of the Corporation is run by the Mayor-in-Council constituted the Mayor, the Deputy Mayor and the maximum of 10 other elected members of the Corporation.
  3. There is a Chairman, elected by the Councilors who exercises the powers in the Corporations which is similar to that of the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.
  4. The Mayor nominates one of the Councilors as the Deputy Mayor.
  5. For further decentralization there is a borough setup. Corporation constitutes 15 boroughs which are groups of contiguous wards. Each borough committees civic administration in borough areas are supervised by a borough committee constituted by a Councilors of the wards of concerned borough.
  6. The Chief Administrative Officers of the Corporation is the Municipal Commissioner.
  7. The Corporation is empowered for assessing the properties with in the Corporation area, unless otherwise the directed by the State Government, for the purpose of imposition of property tax.
  8. The Corporation is empowered to fix the rates of various fees tolls and taxes in there bugged estimate.
Municipal Act
West Bengal Municipal Act, 1993 KMC Act, 1980 Howrah Municipal Corporation Act, 1980 WB Municipal Elections Act, 1994 West Bengal Valuation Board Act, 1978 WB Municipal Corporation Bill, 2006WB Act XXXIX of 2006, The WB Municipal Corporation Act, 2006
 
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation Act, 1980
 
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation Act, 1980
 
Amendment of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (Building) Rules, 2009
 
Kolkata Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Act, 2016 (West Ben. Act XVIII of 2016)
 
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Act, 2017
 
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Act, 2017
 
The KMC Second Amendment Act, 2017
 
Enforcement of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (Second Amendment) Act, 2018
 
Date of effect of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Act, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
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