Administration in Shimla
Shimla is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh State and is a district too thus it houses district collectorate, district court and other administrative offices that are responsible for looking after the complete administration Shimla. As per the census of 2011, Shimla stands third in the list of most populous districts of the State Himachal Pradesh and the first and second positions are taken by Kangra and Mandi respectively. Shimla is the most urbanized district of Himachal Pradesh.
The three important parties of Shimla are:
- INC (Indian National Congress),
- CPI (M) and
Shimla Municipal Corporation
The municipal corporation of Shimla has 28 elected councilors. Twenty five of them are directly elected by the residents of Shimla and 3 of them are nominated by Himachal Pradesh Government and they are the prominent citizens of the Shimla Town who have excelled in their respective fields. Right now the major is Sri Sanjay Chauhan and the Deputy Mayor is Shri Tikender S. Panwar.
The Administrative head of Municipal Corporation of Shimla is the commissioner MC Shimla. He has all types of executive and administrative powers so that day to day functions of the municipal corporation can be carried out. He gets appointed by the State Government and gets assistance from Assistant or Joint Commissioner. Innumerous services are provided by Municipal Corporation Shimla and some of them are:
- Construction, cleaning and maintenance of drains
- Drainage work of public urinals, latrines
- Removal or rubbish
- Preventing and checking of dangerous diseases and their spreading
- Maintenance of streets, culverts, roads , public parks, and others
- Town planning
- Land use regulation
- Water supply
- Fire services and many more
DRDA in Shimla
They are Commissioner-cum-Chief Executive Officer DRDA, Additional Deputy Commissioner-cum-Project Director, and Project Officer. DRDA is responsible to look after all the 10 development blocks and one sub block of the district.
The Chief Executive Officer of DRDA Shimla is Shri Dinesh Malhotra and Deputy Commissioner is Shri Dev Dutt Sharma. The project officer is Shri Rajesh Dhiman.
Phone No.: 0177 2655988, 0177 2657003, 0177 2657016
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District Collectorate in Shimla
Deputy Commissioner: Shri Dinesh Malhotra
Phone No.: 0177 265 5988 (O) / 0177 280 2400 (R)
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Additional Deputy Commissioner- Shri D. D. Sharma
Phone No.: 0177 265 0003 (O)
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Additional District Magistrate (Law and Order)- Shri D.K.Rattan
Phone No.: 0177 265 7005 (O)
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Additional District Magistrate (Protocol)- Shri Neeraj Kumar
Phone No.: 0177 265 3436 (O) / 0177 265 0654 (R)
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Courts in Shimla
Shimla has District and Sessions Judge and additionally there are Appellate Courts like:
- Court of District & Sessions Judge (Forest)
- Additional District and Sessions Judge
- Additional District and Sessions Judge (Fast Track)
The subordinate Judiciary has 7 courts in Shimla- Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate/Civil Judge(senior)/Rent Controller. There are six courts of Judicial Magistrates/Civil Judges/Rent Controllers. Two more courts have been created in Shimla recently.
Contact Persons and Contact Numbers:
District & Sessions Judge: 0177 265 6638 (O) / 0177 280 1896 (R)
District & Sessions Judge (Forest): 0177 265 2403 (O) / 0177 283 2333 (R)
Additional District & Sessions: 0177 280 1296 (O) / 0177 265 7856 (R)
Additional District & Sessions Judge (Fast Track): 0177 265 7739 (O) / 0177 280 8797 (R)
Jails in Shimla
Apart from rehabilitation and correction of the prisoners in these jails, prison department now provide wage earning schemes for the prisoners. Canteens have been established for the prisoners and they have been encouraged to go through skill trainings and vocational trainings so that they could earn their living. During various occasions and fairs in Shimla and around e.g. Rampur Lavi, Dusshera, Red Cross Fair, products made by these prisoners i.e. shawls, blankets, carpets, rugs, wooden items etc. are sold in stalls. The living conditions in these prisons are improved and medical facilities are also provided to these prisoners so that after release they could become good citizens and become part of the society.