Mumbai to get mayor from general category, Thane & Navi Mumbai’s mayor posts reserved

Mumbai to get mayor from general category, Thane & Navi Mumbai's mayor posts reserved
BMC Headquarters. Picture Courtesy: Panoramio
Mumbai to get mayor from general category, Thane & Navi Mumbai's mayor posts reserved
BMC Headquarters. Picture Courtesy: Panoramio

The mayor for the 227-member Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which goes to polls on February 21, will be from the general category.

Five years back the post was reserved for women. Apart from Mumbai, Latur, Dhule, Malegaon, Akola, Vasai-Virar, Bhiwandi and Ahmednagar too will have mayors from general category this time.

The lottery for reservation for the mayoral posts in 27 municipal corporations was announced in Mantralaya earlier today.

The post of mayor would be reserved for women in 14 of the 27 total municipal corporations in Maharashtra. Of the reserved posts, two will be for scheduled castes, four for OBCs and eight for women from open category.

Of the 13 general category mayor posts, one post each would be reserved for SC and ST, three for OBCs and eight would be unreserved.

Nashik Municipal Corporation mayor’s post will be reserved for Scheduled Tribes. Amravati mayor’s post will be reserved for Scheduled Castes.

Pune, Nagpur, Thane, Solapur, Parbhani, Kolhapur, Kalyan-Dombivali, Ulhasnagar will have women mayors from open category.

Nanded and Panvel will have women mayors from SC category. Mira Bhayandar, Jalgaon, Sangli, Chandrapur will have women mayors from OBC category.

Pimpri-Chinchwad, Aurangabad, Navi Mumbai will have mayors from OBC category.

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