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Administration in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad is administered under Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) which was formed in 1950 under the Bombay Provincial Corporation Act of 1949. The Commissioner of AMC is an important part of Indian Administrative Service. He is appointed by the elected state government and the Mayor heads the AMC.
Administration in Ahmedabad
The residents of Ahmedabad elect its 192 councilors which represent them in AMC and they in turn elect the Mayor. The basic responsibilities undertaken by AMC are:
  • Maintenance and support of daily water and sewage system of the city.
  • Imparting primary basic education to its residents and its families.
  • Providing basic health care facilities to all.
  • Providing emergency services when exigencies occur in the city.
  • Planning and supporting an efficient public transport system for its residents.

Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA)

Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority or AUDA is responsible for the administration of its adjoining areas. In the Gujarat legislative Assembly there are 19 members, which the residents of Ahmedabad elect, every five years. 

In the Lok Sabha there are 2 Member of Parliament from the city. In 2010 election the BJP emerged as winners and Narendra Modi became the Chief Minister of Gujarat. The High Court of Gujarat is in Ahmedabad and the law enforcement is maintained by the Ahmedabad Police Service. The power for the city is privatized and the city plan divides the city into five basic zones which embraces its 64 wards.

Ahmedabad City Police

The city police is very efficient and vigilant. It understands the laws and regulations well and implements it in the city. The Commissioner heads the city police department and is part of Gujarat police service. 

There are around 38 local police stations and one special police station for women in Ahmedabad. The efficient administration of Ahmedabad helps its people enjoy a better quality of life and help the economy to grow and develop in a better way.

Police Commissioner, Ahmedabad
Ahmadabad City Taluk of Ahmedabad District, Shahibag S.O, Ahmedabad, Gujrat, 380004
Email: cp-ahd@gujarat.gov.in
Contact: 7922867024
Website: https://cpahmedabad.gujarat.gov.in/cpahmedabad/default.aspx

Courts in Ahmedabad

The Bombay Re-organization Act was the main reason behind the establishment of the Ahmedabad High Court which is the high court of Gujarat. The court was established on 1st May, 1960 due to the bifurcation of former Bombay into two states namely Gujarat and Maharashtra.

High Court in Ahmedabad

The Gujarat high court is also known as the Ahmedabad High Court because the seat of the court is Ahmedabad and it is located near Akashvani in Navrangpura, Ahmedabad.  The judge strength of this court is forty two. The first Chief Justice of the court was Hon'ble Justice Sunderlal Trikamlal Desai. The high court of Gujarat was later shifted from Navrangpura to a new building in Sola, Ahmedabad in the year 1999.

Composition Method of the Court
The Gujarat high court or more commonly known as the Ahmedabad High Court is the state court in Gujarat and it is said that this court has been planned strategically under the supervision of the Supreme Court of India. The composition method of the Ahmedabad High Court has been set up following the guidelines of the judiciary system of India and the composition method is also pre-defined.

The Chief Justice of the Gujarat high court reports to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India which is the reporting method followed by all the Chief Justices in various state high courts of India. The district court of Ahmedabad and various other small courts like the consumer court of Ahmedabad fall under the direct supervision of the Ahmedabad High Court.

Constitutional Procedure of the Court
The Indian constitution has given the authority regarding the maintenance of hierarchy while the process of resolving court cases to the district court of Ahmedabad and the state high court that is the Ahmedabad High Court. 

Under the guidelines that have been generated by the Indian Constitution, all the decisions regarding the court cases should be taken under the strict supervision of the court’s authorities consisting of the justices of the high court and the local courts and the Chief Justice.

It is quite a general fact, there are a number of cases pending in the Ahmedabad High Court and the status of these cases are updated regularly by the high court. This is done in order to maintain transparency and at the same time to manage the involvement of various parties in remaining aware about the position for the decisions that are taken, the time that can be taken and other related aspects.

The Working Procedure of the Court
As per the guidelines that have been laid down by the Constitution of India, the Gujarat high court indulges in taking all the decisions pertaining to its cases according to the rules that have been prescribed. In certain complicated situations, there are cases transferred to the Supreme Court of India by way of appeals for further actions to be taken if needed. 

There are fifty judges that form the panel of supervision for the Chief Justice of the high court. It is the Chief Justice of the high court who provides the updates regarding the status of the pending cases in the Ahmedabad high court which are published and then reported to the Supreme Court of India. There is a specific system that is followed in completing this groundbreaking task. There is an exact mechanism that is applied to track, trace and sum the cases in the high court.

Address: Gujarat High Court, Sola Village, Ahmedabad,GJ 380060
Work Hours: Monday to Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Consumer Court in Ahmedabad

The Consumer Court Ahmedabad is located at New Bhagwati Complex, B/s. Badsha Dairy, near Jainmarchant Society, Paldi, Ahmedabad. This court looks after the cases pertaining to the rules and regulations followed in sales and purchases made by retailers and wholesalers to their consumers.


Address: Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission Ahmedabad (City), Grahak Bhavan, Nr. Gota Cross Road, Towards, Gandhinagar, S. G. Highway, Gota, Ahmedabad-380060.
Email: abd-m-dcdrc@gujarat.gov.in
Office Phone number:02717-242539
Website: https://cdrc.gujarat.gov.in/df-ahmedabad-city.htm

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