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Salem City Municipal Corporation

Salem City Municipal Corporation
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R. Sadheesh, IAS
S A Raman, IAS

Salem City Municipal Corporation is a civic body that governs Salem city, India. It consists of a legislative and an executive body. The legislative body is headed by the city mayor while the executive body is headed by a Chief Commissioner. This corporation consist of 60 wards[1] and is headed by a Mayor who presides over a Deputy Mayor and 60 councillors who represent each ward in the city. For administrative purpose the Salem corporation is divided into four zones: Suramangalam, Hasthampatty, Ammapet, and Kondalampatty. Each Zonal Office has its own Zonal Chairman and an Asst.Commissioner to take care of Zonal Activities. The current mayor is S. Soundappan of the AIADMK.[2] and the corporation commissioner is K.R. Selvaraj.


The Centurion Municipality was declared as the SALEM CITY MUNICIPAL CORPORATION from 1.6.1994. The Salem City Municipal Council celebrated its Centenary in 1966. Fittingly the Municipality was upgraded into a special grade Municipality with effect from 1.4.79. Salem City Municipal Limits were further extended by the inclusion of Suramangalam Municipality, Jarikondalampatty Town Panchayat, Kannankurichi Town Panchayat and 21 other Village panchayats with effect from 1.4.94, with an extent of 91.34 km2 and a total population of 697,061 (2001 Census). Salem is the Headquarters of Salem District.

Salem Corporation consists of 72 wards[1] categorized under 4 Zonal Offices namely Suramangalam Zonal, Hasthampatty Zonal, Ammapet Zonal, Kondalampatty Zonal. Each Zonal Office has its own Zonal Chairman and an Asst. Commissioner to take care of Zonal Activities.



  1. ^ a b "Salem Corporation to increase number of wards". The Hindu. 1 June 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
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