Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) is the urban local body responsible for governing,
developing and managing Guwahati. It administers an area of 216.79 km2 of Guwahati
city. The entire GMC area is divided into 31 municipal wards and each municipal
ward is further divided into 2,3 or 4 Area Sabhas. Presently, there are 90 Area
Sabhas. GMC works under Guwahati Development Department, Assam.
The GMC is the creation of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation Act 1971. The corporation
was duly constituted in 1974 in the first meeting of the elected councillors as
per provision of Sec. 45 of this Act.
GMC administers through various branches / sections / cells located at its different
offices situated mainly at various places of Guwahati city.