New Delhi Municipal Council

New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is the municipal council of the city of New Delhi, India, and the area under its administration is referred to as the NDMC area. NDMC, covering an area of 43.7 km2.

New Delhi Municipal Council

नई दिल्ली नगरपालिका परिषद
Term limits
5 years
Founded16 March 1927
Sh. Dharmendra (IAS)[1]
Smt. Rashmi Singh (IAS)
Director (Finance)
Chief Vigilance Officer
Sh. Sanjay Tyagi (IPS)

It is governed by a council headed by a chairperson, who is usually a career civil servant and holds the rank of Joint Secretary to Government of India appointed by Government of India. The council also includes the Chief Minister of Delhi as an Ex officio member.

The Union Territory of Delhi is divided into three statutory urban regions: the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), and the Delhi Cantonment Board.[2]


NDMC has its origins in the Imperial Delhi Committee which was constituted on 25 March 1913 to overlook the construction of the new capital of India. Thereafter in February 1916 the Chief Commissioner, Delhi, created the Raisina Municipal Committee, which was upgraded to a 2nd class Municipality under the Punjab Municipal Act on 7 April 1925. Then on 22 February 1927, the Committee passed a resolution adopting the name "New Delhi" giving it the name, "New Delhi Municipal Committee", approved by Chief Commissioner on 16 March 1927. In May 1994, the NDMC Act 1994, replaced the Punjab Municipal Act 1911, and the Committee was renamed as the New Delhi Municipal Council.[3][4]

NDMC's headquarters building, known as Palika Kendra, was built in 1984, and was the tallest building in the city at that time.[3]


NDMC has 28 departments:-

  • Architecture Dept.
  • Audit Dept.
  • Accounts Dept.
  • Civil Engineering Dept.
  • Commercial Dept.
  • Council Secretariat Dept.
  • Fire Dept.
  • Finance Dept.
  • Information Technology Dept.
  • Horticulture Dept.
  • Electricity Dept.
  • Enforcement Dept.
  • Public Health Dept.
  • Project Dept.
  • General Admn.Dept.
  • Security Dept.
  • Law Dept.
  • Enforcement (B.R) Dept.
  • Estate I Dept.
  • Estate II Dept.
  • Public Relations Dept.
  • Municipal Housing.
  • Personnel Dept.
  • Vigilance Dept.
  • Welfare Dept.
  • Education Dept.
  • Medical Services Dept.
  • Property Tax Dept.


  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 June 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Who governs our cities?" The Times of India, 22 November 2010.
  3. "Capital story: Managing a New Delhi". Hindustan Times. 1 September 2011. Archived from the original on 8 December 2012.
  4. "NDMC History". NDMC website. Archived from the original on 15 December 2012.

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