Proactive Disclosures under the Right to Information Act - Chapter 2, Section - IV

(I) The Particulars of Organization, Functions and Duties


Surat Municipal Corporation is a local self government which has been constituted under State Legislature and governed and administered under the Bombay Provincial Municipal Act, 1949. It carries out all the obligatory functions and discretionary functions entrusted by the BPMC Act,1949.


The Surat Municipality came into existence on 15.05.1852. The Surat Municipality was converted into Surat Municipal Corporation on 1st October 1966.

At present The area of the city is 326.515 and the population as per the Census 2001 is 2.87 million.

Functions and Duties

Section – 63 and 66 of the BPMC Act 1949 defines the obligatory and discretionary duties of the Corporation. The same can be referred at

Departmental Functions and Duties