Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Elections 2020

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The election commission of a state is a liberal autonomous institution governed without any superficial ascendancies. The institute is located in every state of India, and is responsible for constituting elections and its processes and decisions within that particular state. Beginning from the registrations to result declaration processes, every action and decision is carried in a conference with the state government. Voting procedures may vary from state to state. They can either be through classical Ballot Paper method or through modern Electronic Voting Machines.

In Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana, GHMC (The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation) is considered to be the election governing civic body responsible for overseeing Hyderabad as well the twin city, Secunderabad. This municipal corporation was founded on 1869. It was founded along with the Chaderghat municipal board.

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On 2019, the corporation was divided into six zones namely, the north, the south, the east, the west, the north east, and the central zones. It is always headed by an IAS. GHMC acts as an apex to its urban-local autonomous government known to have created its administration equivalent to the metropolitan cities of India. The corporation is spread across the districts such as that of Hyderabad, Medchal, Ranga Reddy, and Sangareddy.


  • Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Elections to be held on 1st of December, 2020was scheduled by C. Parthasarathy, the State Election Commissioner (SEC) at a press conference following the vote counting from 4th of December. The press conference released the nomination dates from 18th of November, 2020 to 30th of November, 2020 by placing an immediate effect on election codes. The polling will be carried out with the help of ballot box system and soon be resulting decisions by the 4th of November, 2020.
  • The acceptance of nominations will begin from November 17 and end on 20th of the same month. Thereafter, scrutinization is confirmed to carryout soon after the acceptance of the nominations, basically on 21st of November. The last date for completing the scrutiny is 22nd of November. Electoral rolls will be displayed on 18th of November, 2020.
  • When question was asked to SEC regarding the lack of time for the political parties to prepare for the election process, the reply by Mr. Parthasarathy was the new GHMC Act. This new act states that the dates for the election processes is decided by consulting the state government.
  • Accordingly, participants in the present year may aggregate around 74 lakhs from which around 38 lakh members shall be men, 35 lakhs registered for women, and almost 669 voters are for the exceptional categories. 2700 polling stations across the state were witnessed to be problematic. These polling stations were categorized for being critical, hypersensitive as well as sensitive.
  • The voting slips are distributed to every voter under the rigid eyes of GHMC. Any resident or non-resident of Hyderabad can easily download these slips from the ‘’ website as well as from its mobile application available of any regular play store. The application helps the users to accurately locate any polling station. The maximum expense upon each candidate is believed to be around Five Lakh Indian Rupees.
  • Kartika Reddy, Congress party head under GHMC who served as a mayor to the city recently joined BJP along with his husband, Chandra Reddy, in presence of the party national general secretary, Bhupender Yadav. The change of the party took place even after the names of the candidates for the poll are announced.
  • Around 52 ex-officio voters (MLAs, MLCs, and MPs) formed a community to elect a mayor. A political party or an alliance is expected to gather 102 votesto make it almost 202 voters (150+52).
  • Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) has aggregately 38 ex-officio members, that need 64 divisions to elect a candidate as a mayor.

Basic responsibilities have been taken into consideration by the typical GHMC in order to provide a provide basic amenities and necessities for the residents under this municipality. Responsibilities include administering of the four major districts by facilitating basic infrastructures, building and maintaining of roads, streets, and flyovers. Cleanliness measures such as garbage disposing systems, maintaining of parks and open spaces, urban development, and city planning. Other basic facilitations include improvement in public municipal schools, and other educational institutions; street lights, health departments, sanitations, banks, traffic, as well as other government organizations. Regular crosscheck and update in the registration of births and deaths are also one of the prominent measures to improvise the city scape of Hyderabad and its territories.

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