Coimbatore Municipal Corporation
|Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation |
Dr. K. Vijayakarthikeyan IAS
T. N. Hariharan IAS
|Victoria Town Hall|
The municipality of Coimbatore was established in 1866 according to the Town Improvements Act of 1865 with Sir Robert Stanes, a renowned industrialist as its first Chairman. The early days of the municipality were difficult as it had to tackle plague epidemics and earthquakes. In 1934, the municipality elected its first woman Chairman, K. Thankamma Jacob.Justice Party politician R. K. Shanmukham Chetty served as the Vice-Chairman of the Coimbatore municipality from 1917 to 1920. Coimbatore was upgraded to a municipal corporation in 1981, the third in Tamil Nadu. In 2012, the Corporation won the Best Corporation Award in Tamil Nadu.
This corporation consists of 100 wards and is headed by a Mayor who presides over a Deputy Mayor and 99 other councillors who represent the wards. The mayor is elected directly through a first past the post voting system and the deputy mayor is elected by the councillors from among their numbers. For administrative purpose the Coimbatore corporation is divided into five zones namely North, South, East, West, Central headed by a chairman.
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