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Darjeeling Municipality - Darjeeling

Darjeeling Municipality is responsible for the civic administration of the town of Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. Established in 1850, it is one of the oldest city administrative bodies in India.

The municipality refers to the Board of Councillors, with one Councillor being elected from each of the 32 wards of Darjeeling town. The Board of Councillors elects a Chairman from among its elected members.

According to The West Bengal Municipal Act, 1993, Darjeeling municipality is run by the Chairman-in-Council system of governance, and consists of the Chairman, the Vice Chairman and five other members of the Board of Councillors. The Chairman is the executive head of the Municipality and the Municipal administration is under his control. The Chairman nominates the Chairman-in-Council and distributes the various functions of the Municipality. The Chairman presides over the meetings of the Chairman-in-Council as well as the Board of Councillors, and in his absence the Vice Chairman chairs the meetings. The administrative functions of the Municipalities are dealt through the committees and are headed by the Chairman-in-Council.

Profile
Name of Town : Darjeeling Municipality
Category : 'A'
District : Darjeeling
Population (2011 census) : 1,20,414
Established : 1st July 1850
Area : 10.6 Sq. KM
Total No. of Wards : 32
Beauty of Darjeeling
Batasia, Darjeeling Darjeeling War Memorial, at Batasia Loop, Darjeeling Toy Train at Darjeeling Monastery at Darjeeling Nightingale Park at Darjeeling Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Chowrasta, Darjeeling Botanical Garden at Darjeeling Kanchenjunga Kanchenjunga India Lloyd Botanical Garden at Darjeeling Lloyds botanical Garden at Darjeeling Nightingale Park, Darjeeling Nightingale Park, Darjeeling Sunrise at Tiger Hill, Darjeeling Sunset at Darjeeling Tenzing Rock at Darjeeling Train at Batasia Loop, Darjeeling Train at Darjeeling A view of Darjeeling Town A view of Kanchenjunga
Municipality News
  • Chairman and Vice-Chairman

    The Chairman and Vice-Chairman have taken the oath on 21/12/2011 at Municipal Conference Hall along with all the newly elected members.

  • Nominated 5 Councillors

    Chairman in his order dated 23.12.2011 has nominated 5 councillors as member of the Chairman-in-Council under sub section 2 of Section 15 of West Bengal Municipal Act 1993.

  • The members are

    1. SMT SUSHMA RAI
    2. SRI SUREN PAKHRIN
    3. TILAK CHETTRI
    4. SRI SEASHMANI GURUNG
    5. SMT AMBIKA SHARM

  • The oath of Office

    The oath of office has been administered by the Chairman to the Chairman-in-Council member on 23.12.2011 at 2:00 p.m.

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