Guntur Municipal Corporation
Guṇṭūru nagara pālaka samstha
గుంటూరు నగర పాలక సంస్థ
Guntur Municipal Corporation
Founded1866; 158 years ago (1866)
Kavati Siva Naga Manohar Naidu (YSRCP)
Vanama Bala Vajrababu (YSRCP), Shaik Sajeela (YSRCP)
Corporation Commissioner
Keerthi Chekuri
Political groups
Government (46)
  •   YSRCP (44)
  •   IND (2)

Opposition (11)

Last election
10 March 2021
Next election

Guntur Municipal Corporation is the civic body that governs the Guntur City in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the oldest municipalities and the third largest municipal corporation in the state.[1][2]


Guntur municipality was constituted in the year 1866 and the first elected body was formed in 1881. The municipality was upgraded to II-Grade in 1891, I-Grade in 1917, Special Grade in 1952 and then to Selection Grade in 1960. In 1994, the Municipal Corporation was formed.[3][4]


Municipal corporation office


The city limits were expanded by merging the ten surrounding villages into the corporation.[5][6] The present jurisdictional area of the corporation is spread over an area of 168.41 km2 (65.02 sq mi) with a population of 7,43,354 (2011 census).[7] There exists 57 political divisions post merger of villages into the corporation.[8]

2021 ordinary elections

List of Mayor's

Guntur Municipal Corporation (GMC)
Sno. Mayor DY Mayor Term start Term end Party Notes
1. Kolli Saradha 1995 2000 Telugu Desam Party First Mayor of GMC
2. Chukka Yesu Ratnam 2000 2005 Telugu Desam Party
3. Kanna Nagaraju 2005 2008 Indian National Congress
4. Rayapati Mohan Sai Krishna 2008 2010 Indian National Congress
5. K.Siva Naga Manoharnaidu V.B.Vajrababu
2021 2026 YSR Congress Party
S.No. Party name Symbol Won Change
1 YSR Congress Party 44 Steady
2 Telugu Desam Party 9 Steady
3 Jana Sena Party 2 Steady
4 Independents 2 Steady


Guntur Municipal Corporation is created for the following functions:[9][10]

Revenue sources

The following are the Income sources for the corporation from the Central and State Government.[11][12][13]

Revenue from taxes

Following is the Tax related revenue for the corporation.

Revenue from non-tax sources

Following is the Non Tax related revenue for the corporation.

Governing body

The Standing Committee of the corporation consists of two wings namely, executive and governing bodies.[14][15] The present Municipal commissioner Keerthi Chekuri.[16]

The below table depicts the structure of the corporation:[14]

Standing Committee
Executive body Governing body
Commissioner Mayor
Additional Commissioner Deputy Mayor
Deputy Commissioner Standing Committee Chairman
Superintending Engineer
City Planner
Examiner of Accounts

Civic services

Intersection of an Over bridge, Underpass

The corporation works on improving civic needs like roads, bus shelters, pavements, public gardens etc.[17]


A 15 MW waste-to-energy plant is set up with the collaboration of the JITF Urban Infrastructure Limited.[18]

Awards and achievements

In 2015, as per the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan of the Ministry of Urban Development, Guntur Municipal Corporation was ranked 70th in the country.[19]

See also


  1. ^ "Guntur Municipal Corporation". gunturcorporation. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Decks cleared for elections to GMC". The Hindu. 7 June 2016. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Guntur Corporation's Timeline". B. C. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Guntur Municipal Corporation". gunturcorporation. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Expansion of corporation" (PDF). gunturcorporation. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  6. ^ "City Profile" (PDF). Guntur Corporation. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  7. ^ "The Case of Guntur, India" (PDF). DReAMS - Development of Resources and Access to Municipal Services. p. 1. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Race on for post of Guntur Mayor". Deccan Chronicle. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Municipal Corporation - Functions, Roles, Members Qualification and Term". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  10. ^ "Good municipal governance key to improve quality of life | Pune News - Times of India". The Times of India. 24 February 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  11. ^ Jadhav, Radheshyam (3 December 2020). "Why civic bodies in India need municipal bonds". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  12. ^ "Municipal corporations under severe strain as revenues sink: RBI Report". Business Today. 2 December 2021. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  13. ^ "If cities are to deliver better quality life, need to have business models which are sustainable". Financialexpress. 17 May 2022. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  14. ^ a b "Organization Chart" (PDF). Guntur Municipal Corporation. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  15. ^ "GMC-ITwing". Guntur Municipal Corporation. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  16. ^ Jonathan, P. Samuel (1 June 2022). "Andhra Pradesh: Guntur Municipal Corporation to impose ban on plastic bags from July 1". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 7 June 2022.
  17. ^ "Guntur civic body plans to beautify roads". Guntur. 6 February 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  18. ^ "Waste-to-energy plant to be set up in Guntur". The Hindu. 7 February 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  19. ^ Sandeep Kumar, S (10 August 2015). "Small towns fare better in Swachh Bharat rankings". The Hindu. Vijayawada. Retrieved 30 March 2016.