Administration in PrayagrajThe various branches of administration in Allahabad consist of the Municipal Corporation (Nagar Nigam), District Collector’s Office, Police Commissioner’s Office and the District and Sessions Court. The High Court and the Police Headquarters are also located in the city.
Allahabad is divided into 80 wards, each represented by a corporator, and eight tehsils. The Mayor is the titular head of the corporation and is elected by the corporators. Allahabad is represented by two members in the Lok Sabha and 12 members in the Legislative Assembly. The city’s main suburbs are Naini, Jhunsi and Phaphamau.
Allahabad Nagar Nigam
The Allahabad Nagar Nigam is at the apex of administration in the city and covers the Allahabad Metropolitan Region. It is a successor to the Allahabad Municipal Board and Improvement Trust which was dissolved in 1959. It headed by a Municipal Commissioner, an IAS officer, who is assisted by an Assistant Municipal Commissioner. Its functions include collection of property tax, development and maintenance of roads and footpaths, solid waste management, construction of drains, planting of trees, establishment of libraries, street lighting, preventing adulteration of food and issuing of licences. The Allahabad Nagar Nigam has established the Prayag Library on Mahatma Gandhi Marg, has modernized slaughter houses and the meat market on Kaatju Road and is in charge of arrangements during the periodic Kumbh Melas. It also offers online filing for birth and death certificates.
The Allahabad Nagar Nigam is located at:
1, Sarojini Naidu Marg
Allahabad - 211001
Office of District Collector
The District Collector’s Office is responsible for administration in Allahabad district. The city is the headquarters of the district. The District Collector is assisted by an Additional Collector. The District Collector’s Office oversees revenue administration, accounts, law and order, supply of drinking water, national and state elections, collection of entertainment duty, land acquisition and acting as a special executive magistrate.
Police Headquarters in Allahabad
Allahabad is the headquarters of the Uttar Pradesh Police. The office of the Additional Director General of Police is located here. It deals with all administrative matters relating to the police in the state including the budget, office equipment, modernisation and strengthening. The Additional Director General is assisted by Inspector Generals and Deputy Inspector Generals. The latter are assisted by Superintendents of Police and Additional Superintendents.
The departments of the office of the Additional Director General of Police include Provisioning and Budget, Housing and Welfare, Arms and Ammunition, Stationery and Office and Equipment and Pensions. The headquarters also houses a rare collection of old documents and seals.
Police Headquarters is located at:
1, Sarojini Marg
Allahabad – 211001
Tel: +91 532 2423660
Fax: +91 532 2423659
Police Commissioner’s Office in Allahabad
Allahabad Police is headed by a Commissioner of Police who is assisted by a Joint Commissioner of Police. They are supported in the discharge of their duties by Additional Commissioners who are assisted by Deputy Commissioners. Allahabad Police exercises its jurisdiction through 45 police stations.
The Police Commissioner’s Office is located at: Katra, Allahabad -211002
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Allahabad High Court
The Allahabad High Court, established in 1869, is one of the oldest courts in India. Presently, there are 160 judges at the High Court.
Allahabad High Court Address: 1, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Allahabad - 211001
Tel: +91 532 2422335, +91 532 2422336, +91 532 2422337
District and Sessions Court
The district and sessions court in the city was established two years after the establishment of the High Court. The district court deals with civil cases while the sessions court deals with criminal cases. The district court has under it 14 additional district courts. Civil cases are dealt with by a Civil Judge, Additional Civil Judges and Special Judges.
The sessions court has under it 14 additional sessions courts. Criminal cases are dealt with by a Chief Judicial Magistrate, Special Chief Judicial Magistrate, eleven Additional Chief Judicial Magistrates and four Judicial Magistrates.
Kumbh Mela Administration in Allahabad
The periodic Kumbh Melas in Allahabad require elaborate arrangements. For a short period a small city crops up to attend to the lakhs of pilgrims who make their way to the city. The administration has to gear up to put in place. In 2013 the Mela lasted for 55 days and attracted one crore visitors. More than 12, 0000 state police were pressed into service and 30 police stations were set up in the area. Water to the tune of 80,000 litres and electricity of 30 MVA was supplied. Temporary hospitals and toilets were also set up. Roads were also laid and bathing ghats were built for the convenience of the pilgrims.