The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is an autonomous body that governs 8 of the 11 districts of Delhi, in the state of Delhi, India. MCD is one of the three municipal corporations in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. The other two are New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), and Delhi Cantonment Board.
MCD came into existence on the 7th of April, 1958 under and Act of Parliament. Prior to that DMC ( Delhi Municipal Committee ) was the principal civic body of Delhi. The first elected Mayor of Delhi was Pt. Trilok Chand Sharma served as First Mayor of Delhi.
The entire MCD area is divided into 12 zones spread across three municipal corporations which are North Delhi Municipal Corporation, South Delhi Municipal Corporation, and East Delhi Municipal Corporation. The 6 zones in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation are City, Rohini, Karol Bagh, Sadar Paharganj, Civil Lines, and Narela. The 4 zones in South Delhi Municipal Corporation are Central Delhi, South Delhi, West Delhi, and Najafgarh. The last two of the 12 zones in East Delhi Municipal Corporation are Shahdara South and Shahdara North.
The MCD elections are scheduled in April 2017; the model code of conduct for the municipal elections is likely to be imposed in mid-March 2017.