Administration in AsansolIt is located in the state of West Bengal and is considered to be the 2nd largest city in WB, after of course Kolkata. In a list of 100 fastest growing cities of the world, published by the International Institute for Environment and Development (a UK-based policy research NGO), Asansol is placed in the 11th position among the Indian cities and 42nd amongst the world.
Asansol is an urban agglomeration administered by the Asansol Municipal Corporation (AMC), which has been functioning effectively since 1896. Asansol got its own Police Commissioner in the year 2011.
Asansol Administrative Bodies
Asansol -Durgapur Development Authority (ADDA)The Asansol -Durgapur Development Authority commonly referred to as ADDA, controls a vast jurisdiction of two sub-divisions of the Burdwan district, Asansol and Durgapur. The authority was established in the year 1980. ADDA includes two Municipal Corporations:
- Asansol Municipal Corporation (AMC)
- Durgapur Municipal Corporation (DMC)
Asansol Municipal Corporation (AMC):Asansol Municipal Corporation (AMC) (https://paschimbardhaman.gov.in/public-utility/asansol-municipal-corporation/) is a municipality corporation established by the law, located at G.T Road in Asansol. It focuses in providing better government services to the residents of the area.
It assists the people in obtaining basic agricultural help and veterinary facility, live stock and fishery developmental schemes.
The Asansol Municipal Corporation has three municipalities running under it:
Asansol–Durgapur Police Commissionerate
Asansol–Durgapur Police Commissionerate (https://asansoldurgapurpolice.wb.gov.in/) is a city police force established recently in the year 2011. This force mainly operates for the Asansol and Durgapur subdivision of West Bengal. The force is responsible for taking care of the law and enforcement for this region. The Police Commissionerate is a working division of the West Bengal Police. The Home Ministry of West Bengal is in charge of the administrative work of the Commissionerate. The Commissionerate is leaded by the Commissioner of Police. There are three divisions assisted by a deputy commissioner, running under the Commissionerate:
- East Division
- West Division
- Central Division
The various police stations under Asansol–Durgapur Police Commissionerate are as follows:
- Asansol Police Station (South)
- Asansol Police Station (North)
- Durgapur Police Station
- New Township Police Station
- Cokoven Police Station
- Hirapur Police Station
- Jamuria Police Station
- Andal Police Station
- Faridpur Police Station
- Barabani Police Station
- Raniganj Police Station
- Pandabeswar Police Station
- Chittaranjan Police Station
- Kulti Police Station
- Salanpur Police Station