Who is a Mayor? What are his functions?
Ans. The Mayor is the political head of the Municipal Corporation. He acts as the city bureaucrat who is generally a state-appointed officer. He is usually chosen through direct vote for a term of 5 years.
He is the first citizen of the city.
The Junctions of a Mayor are
(i) He acts as the Chairperson of the Municipal Corporation.
(ii) He presides over the meetings of the corporation and regulates the meetings.
(iii) The Mayor generally lacks executive authority. The Municipal Commissioner is the Chief Executive Officer and all executive powers are vested in the Municipal Commissioner. Mayor is the proper channel of communication between the Commissioner and the State Government.