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Ashwani Kumar Appointed MCD Commissioner

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has appointed IAS officer Ashwani Kumar as the Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) with immediate effect.

About IAS Officer Ashwani Kumar

  • Ashwani Kumar Belongs  to the 1992-batch of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre, he will succeed Gyanesh Bharti, who was transferred to the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development as the Additional Secretary in March.
  • He  has served on various positions in the Delhi government. His tenure under the ruling Aam Aadmi Party in the past was marked by several run-ins with the Delhi government.
  • Before being shifted to Puducherry as the Chief Secretary in 2017, he served as the Principal Secretary to the Public Works Department in the Delhi government.
  • He was appointed as the Principal Secretary in the Home Department of the Delhi government in 2022, the position he held till now.

About Municipal Corporation of Delhi(MCD)

Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD; ISO: Delhi Nagara Nigam) is the municipal corporation that governs most of Delhi, India. The MCD is among the largest municipal bodies in the world providing civic services to a population of about 20 million citizens in the capital city Delhi. It is headed by the Mayor of Delhi, who presides over elected councillors from 250 wards. The municipal corporation covers an area of 1,397.3 km² (539.5 mi²). The annual budget of the corporation is above ₹16,000 crore (~US$1.95 billion). MCD is one of three municipalities in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, the others being New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) which administers the New Delhi area and Delhi Cantonment Board which administers the Delhi Cantonment area. It is the largest and only municipality of Delhi which is elected by the people.


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