Welcome to the official site of the Amritsar Municipal Corporation.
Amritsar was declared a city on 29th March 1977 under the Punjab Municipal
Corporation Act 1976 and the Municipal Corporation was constituted
in place of Municipal Committee.
The City of Amritsar got a Town Committee in 1858 and a Municipal
Committee in 1868. The first election to the Municipal Corporation
was held in 1991 and the city was divided into 50 wards.
Sh. O.P Soni was elected as Mayor on 25th June 1991, S. Raminder Singh
Bularia as Sr. Depty Mayor and Sh. Subash Sharma as Depty Mayor. The
elected corporation was dissolved on 18th June 1996.
The number of wards was increased to 60 and the elections were held
on 28th May 1997 Sh. Subash Sharma, S. Lakha Singh and Kumari Raj
Sharma were elected as Mayor, Sr. Depty Mayor and Depty Mayor respectively.
On the resignation of Sh. Subash Sharma Sh. Brij Mohan Kapur was elected
as Mayor on 18th Oct. 2000.
The election to the present house was held on 27th April 2002 and
election for the office of Mayor was held on 15th June 2002. Sh. Sunil
Dutti Sh. Sawinder Singh and Sh. Om Parkash has been elected as Mayor,
Sr. Depty Mayor and Depty Mayor respectively for a term of five years.
In order to give more representation to women 20 seats are reserved
for women candidates by rotation. Seats are also reserved for Scheduled
casts and backward classes.