The unit Greater Bombay came into existence in April 1950 with the merge of Bombay suburban Bombay city for the purpose of Municipal administration. It embraced an area of 235.1 Sq. Kms. and inhabited 23.39 lakhs of people in the Census year 1951. It consisted of the Bombay Island proper with the coverage from Colaba point in the south of Mahim on the Western Railway side and Sion on the Central Railway side. Suburban areas from Bandra to Jogeshwari on the Western Railway side and Kurla to Bhandup including Chembur and Chembur Camp on the Central Railway side. This covered thirty six Villages.
An important change in this unit took place in February, 1957 when the limits of Greater Bombay were extended up to Dahisar on the Western Railway side and Mulund on the Central Railway side covering in all an area of 437.7 Sq. Kms.
The Municipal Corporation of Greater Bombay (B.M.C) handles the entire gamut of civic affairs of the city. For the smooth administration the entire city is divided into six administrative zones with 23 wards. The zones are supervised by the Deputy Municipal Commissioners while the administrative head of each ward is controlled by Asst. Commissioner (Ward Officer). There are departmental heads who supervise the work of the major departments pertaining to the civic administration and working under there respective officers.
Up to year 1990, The Collector for the District Administration of Bombay and Bombay suburban and one Additional Collector was separately posted to look after the administrative work of Bombay Suburban.
In the year of 1995-96 the name of BOMBAY was changed into MUMBAI.
On 4th October 1990, Mumbai Suburban District got separated from Mumbai City. Thereafter, Mumbai Suburban District came into existence with independent District Administration. New Collector was posted as head of the District.
Collector is the Controlling Authority of the District Administration. The most important duties of the Collector in Mumbai Suburban District are as follows:
Collector is also the District Magistrate of the District. The Collector co-ordinates the activities of various departments under him and acts as the District Co-Ordinator. In the absence of Collector, Resident Deputy Collector functioning as Collector.
The departments of the District Collectorate are as follows:Office of Additional Collector
This office works for various Socio-Economic Assistance Schemes of the State Government and Central Government for financial aid to the financially weaker section (destitute of very poor persons/ unemployed/ old age etc) of the society to increase their financial income to some extent or to provide financial help to unemployed educated or non-educated persons for starting self employment.
This office is also responsible for implementation of Entertainment Duty Act. 1923 / Betting Tax Act, 1925 and Lottery Tax Act 1955 in Mumbai Suburban District.
SDO OfficesSub-Divisional Office Western Suburb :-
Office of Additional District Deputy Collector:
Office of Deputy Collector (Appeals).
The appeals against the Lower courts i.e., Sub Divisional Office and office of Additional District Deputy Collector are heard by Deputy Collector (Appeals).
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