Ahmedabad serves as an administrative unit of the district of Ahmedabad. The city has seen great changes and it is therefore considered as one of the oldest cities in India.
The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation or Amdavad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is incharge of the civic administration of Ahmedabad. The municipal corporation has done a great job in the sector of forming good connections with various other regions of the city by way of better road, rail and air connections.
Establishment, Vision and Services of AMC
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation came into existence in 1950 and since then it has been taking up various responsibilities that work for the welfare of its people.
The vision of the corporation is to create a clean, environmental, friendly, harmonious, vibrant, sustainable, livable and productive city that has a responsible local government that offers its citizens a better and advanced quality of life compared to other cities and states in the country. There are certain discretionary as well as obligatory services procured by the municipal corporation of Ahmedabad.
Obligatory Services of AMC
There are some services procured by the municipal corporation that are considered to be obligatory and extremely important. These responsibilities are implied directly from the local government and they are supposed to be carried on in any circumstances. Some of them have been mentioned below:
Cleansing, scavenging and watering public places and streets.
Defining of city limits by erecting proper boundaries.
Drainage, fire, sewage, medical and health, street lighting services.
Maintenance of open spaces, monuments, funeral homes and burial houses.
Identification of houses and streets.
Abatement of dangerous practices and regulation of trades.
Construction of public markets, slaughter houses and cattle pounds.
Water supply, hygiene and educational services.
Checking and preventing dangerous diseases.
Removal of dangerous places and buildings.
Discretionary Services of AMC
These are the services that are not obligatory and the decision of procuring such services completely rests on the discretion of the municipal corporation. Some of them have been mentioned below:
Maintenance and construction of infant houses, maternity homes, central laboratories, gardens, public parks, swimming pools, theatres and staff quarters.
Destruction of birds and animals that cause nuisance.
Providing shelter and poor relief
The Corporation Fetching Business Opportunities
The corporation has been doing a commendable job in the field of taking good care of public facilities like transportation, surveys of lands and buildings, ambulance services, museums, community halls and hospitals. Apart from these services, there are a number of other services that also come under the municipal corporation of Ahmedabad and it is only because of this reason that there is huge business opportunity for people in this sector.
The procurement notices and the tenders that are floated by the corporation from time to time serve as great business opportunities for people who deal in particular businesses. There are a lot of bids that come from businessmen against the tenders but it is important to prepare the proposals very carefully in order to fetch good success in getting the bids.
The content of the bid has to be taken special care of because it is the content that is often ignored making the bids stale and dry. Compliance factors are also important to be kept in mind before bidding because the specifications of the project and even some of the minor facts have to be very clear so that the bid can be won without any kind of confusion.
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Administration
There are some figures and some facts of the administration at Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation that play a great role and they have been summed up below:
First of all, there is an IAS officer who is appointed as the commissioner of the municipal and the appointment is done by the Gujarat government.
There are five zones in which the city has been divided namely south, north, new west, west and east. Among these five zones the zone named new west has been recently added in 2006.
There are nine wards in every zone and there are three corporators representing each zone.
The corporators who work as representatives of the zone are selected by way of elections within the administrative structure of the municipal corporation.
The mayor possesses maximum corporators and is considered as the head.
An election is important to be held in order to carry out the administration of the corporation and it is only after the elections that organizational structure of the corporation is settled up with.
Organizational Structure of AMC
The administration that is carried out at Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation is showed by the organizational structure of the corporation and below there are some facts related to the organizational structure.
State government makes the organizational structure of the municipal corporation of Ahmedabad.
The top positions of the organizational structure are the Mayor and the municipal commissioner who also head the administrational structure.
Assistant MC’s and the DYMC’s rank below the commissioner of the municipal within the administration.
Other officers and the secretary are the people who come under the Mayor within the administration.
All these officers together comprise the organizational structure and the administrational structure of the municipal corporation of Ahmedabad.
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Tax
Corporation tax is the tax that is generally levied on the main income that is earned by several companies and legal entities such as municipal corporations. There are three basic taxes that are collected by the tax department of the municipal corporation of Ahmedabad.
The first in this list is property tax, the second is vehicle tax and the third is professional tax. It is always very important to pay the taxes on time in order to get the basic facilities like transport, sanitation, water and cleanliness.
Property Tax by AMC
The property tax that is collected by the municipal corporation of Ahmedabad is mainly imposed on the market value of the land or the property that a resident owns. It is mainly the present value of the land or the property that is calculated. The residential houses, buildings and lands that people own are comprised under the category of property.
Vehicle Tax by AMC
People who use vehicles in parks, roads, official buildings and malls are required to pay vehicle tax. It is also the duty of the municipal corporation to look after the registration of the vehicles because the government allows registered vehicles on roads. At the same time it is also important to ensure the safety of personally owned vehicles in parking lots and this is completely the duty of the corporation.
Professional Tax by AMC
Tax is also levied on the income that is earned by individuals or professionals who work in the city and this is also the duty of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.
Contact Details of AMC:
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) Mahanagar Seva Sadan, Sardar Patel Bhavan, Danapith, Ahmedabad,Pin Code - 380001, Gujarat, India
Phone: Office: +91-79-25391811 to 25391830, Fax: +91-79-25350926
Comprehensive Complaint Redressal System (CCRS) : 155303
Control Room Danapith : 25353858,25353717
Housing Cell Department : 25391811 , Ext. No: - 811