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Municipal Corporation

Municipal Corporation
  • Madurai city is administered by the Municipal Corporation. Formed in 1971, this was the second corporation established in Tamilnadu.
  • The mayor is responsible for the day-to-day running of the municipal school board, the city bus service, the municipal hospital, and the city library.
  • The city serves as the headquarters of Madurai district.
  • The city is also the seat of a bench of the Madras High Court, being one of only a few that exists outside the state capitals of India.
  • It started functioning in July 2004.The Corporation received several awards in 2008 for implementing development works.
  • The legislative body is headed by the city mayor while the executive body is headed by a Chief Commissioner.
  • It is the second oldest municipal corporation in Tamil Nadu, after Chennai.


  • S. Muthu (1971-1980)
  • M.R. Shankaran (1980-1983)
  • P. Kulandaivelu (1996-2001)
  • C. Ramachandran (2001-2006)
  • G. Thenmozhi (2006-2011)
  • V.V. Rajan Chellappa (2011-till now)