The full form of GHMC is Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. Hyderabad is the capital city of the state Telangana. It is known to be a civic body. But it works like a regional governing body in different cities including Secunderabad and Hyderabad.
The jurisdiction of this corporation covers a large area which comes under the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority. Almost 64 ex officio members are there along with 5 MP’s of Lok Sabha. This ghmc takes a huge responsibility for the welfare of the cities under it.
The history of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
Hyderabad Municipal Board was formed in 1869, Hyderabad came under the Municipality’s administration for the first time. Earlier the police commissioner of Hyderabad used to control the city. Later on, in the same year, a Municipal Commissioner was designated to take this responsibility.
At this point of time, the Municipal Commissioner took the responsibility of 3.5 lakh people and the total area covered by them was 55 square km. Later it expanded up to 84 square km in the year 1921.
The formation of GHMC occurred in 2017. There were 12 municipalities and almost 8 Gram panchayats under this corporation. It has 5 different zones to control the area accurately.
These zones are known as words, and each zone consists of almost 37000 people. It has an overall Commissioner who is an IAS officer. Different zonal Commissioners also takes responsibility for it.
They used to perform different duties related to their services. The standing committee of this particular corporation used to take all the crucial decisions related to GHMC. The role of this committee is very crucial.
The services offered by this corporation
The service provided by this Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is excellent. The GHMC has several departments to deal with different issues. Some of the services provided by this corporation include town planning, different disaster management, calculating and collecting the GHMC property tax, tax collection for the vacant land in a particular area. Issuance of trade license also done by this particular corporation. Health and sanitation issues are also solved by them.
In short, GHMC took all the responsibility of the people related to health. They check whether people are getting different health care services provided by the government properly or not. Beautification is also very important for any city. It gives a unique and different look to the city. GHMC has established many parks and playgrounds for the benefit of the local people.
This corporation also gives you the probation to get the services online. It is indeed a marvelous initiative. If you don’t have time to go to the local administration centre or if you don’t want to stand there in a long queue, then you can visit the official website. The services which you can get online are the submission of the application for building, trade license, and no objection certificate for fire security, etc. You can also apply here if you want to start a new trade. You will get all the necessary information on their official website.
- GHMC Official Website: http://www.ghmc.gov.in
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHMC13
- GHMC Twitter: https://twitter.com/GHMCOnline
- Address: UCD 3rd Floor, Headoffice, Tankbund, Hill Fort, Adarsh Nagar, Hill Fort, Adarsh Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500063
- GHMC Contact Number: 040 2322 5397
- Helpline Number: 21111111
- GHMC Contact Support: http://www.ghmc.gov.in/KeyContacts.aspx
- HW Mayor: Sri Bonthu Ram Mohan
- GHMC App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cgg.gov.ghmc&hl=en