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Functions

By decentralising various public services being provided by Surat Municipal Corporation a Zonal systems has been Implemented. The whole Surat city has been divided into 7 zones. The working of the zones are mentioned below in brief.

FUNCTIONS OF A ZONE OFFICE

Health Department

  • Scavenging the entire area coming under the zone.
  • To clean chocked, gully-trap and sewer traps
  • Food inspection branch
  • License Permit
  • Vaccination, Birth/Death registration, Family Planning.
  • Market department to remove the nuisance of stray animals - Malaria Control.

Assessment and Recovery Department

  • Assessment of properties
  • recovery of property tax, education tax, etc.
  • Appeals regarding assessment and rent recovery of corporation's various properties etc.
  • Registration of shop/firms renewal and court complaints regarding breach of law.

Engineering Department

  • To build new roads upto 60 feet with, to widen the roads, repairs & recarpeting of roads etc.
  • To build society road by raising public funds - to prepare new footpath, to repair them, scraping etc.
  • To build roads upto 80 feet width and their repair work.
  • To build new buildings and to maintain the Municipal Properties.
  • To build and maintain School buildings.
  • To sanction 1/2" domestic and 1" Industrial connection.
  • Repair work of main water pipelines upto 22".
  • Legal procedures for illegal connections, repair of polluted water connections.
  • Issuing permits regarding stand posts, free connection hand pump, drainage.
  • Legal procedures against illegal drainage connections & illegal construction.
  • To construct and maintain (box drain) rain water drain.
  • To maintain and clean temporary/permanent drainage.
  • Disposal of rain water through new additional catch pits.
  • Issuing permits for layout of Low rise buildings procedure against illegal construction.
  • Implementation of town planning scheme-recovery of betterment charges.
  • To take actions against public nuisance and damaged property.
  • Issuing permits for mandap, banner, hoarding-collection of land-rent, property rent.
  • To remove permanent, / temporary encroachments, to make alternative arrangement for obstructing slums.

FUNCTIONS OF A WARD OFFICE

  • Cleaning
  • Sprinkling of Pesticides
  • Collection, transportation and final disposal of solid waste.
  • Disposal of Carcasses (small and big)
  • License renewal of non-edible things (matches, Kerosene, coal, fireworks etc.) and edible things.
  • To clean choked gully-trap.
  • Cleaning of drip well.
  • Chlorination of the well in use and chlorine test of water samples.
  • Legal actions against citizens who are creating nuisance.
  • Legal actions against citizens who are creating nuisance.
  • Inspection of hotels, hawkers and small shopkeeper with hygienic point of view.
  • Cleaning of public urinals.
  • Inspection of Cinema halls, theatres and other public entertainment places form hygiene point of view.
  • To avail basic details of the epidemic immediately inform higher authority regarding disease controlling measures.
  • Issue license for eatables and non-eatable items under the BPMC Act,1949.