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FAQ-1.      Whom should I contact for any clarifications regarding the LACG Charter and its functioning?  

Queries may be sent to the Nodal Officers, Ward Officers, Chief Nodal Officer, or the NGO Council. The names, addresses, phone and fax numbers of the Ward Officers are available at  

Shri A. G. Hire, Deputy Municipal Commissioner (General Administration), has been appointed as the Chief Nodal Officer. He can be contacted at:
BMC Annexe Building ,
6th floor, Mahanagar Palika Marg,
Opp. CST, Fort,
Mumbai 400 001.
Phone: 22621460
Fax: 2269 2268.  

Queries may also be sent to the NGO Council by emailing to or by calling 24520868.  

FAQ-2.      What if a citizen group does not want to cover the entire LACG area as demarcated by MCGM?  

Citizen groups can propose to form an LACG for even a part of the LACG area. However, if more than one application received for that area, preference will be given to the one covering larger area. It is better to discuss the same with the Nodal Officer beforehand.  

FAQ-3.      What if more than two citizen groups apply for forming an LACG for the same area?  

In such cases, the applicants will be encouraged to form a combined LACG. Failing this, the selection of the LACG for the area will be on the basis of record of credentials e.g. of constructive activities in the area that have led to any civic improvement. Reasons for choosing one applicant over another will be made public.                                                                                                                          

FAQ-4.      Can more than one LACG function in an area?  

No. Only one LACG will be registered to function in a particular area.  

FAQ-5.      What is the minimum number of citizens in an LACG committee?  

5 to 9 citizens can come together to form the LACG Committee.  

FAQ-6.      Who will be the contact point for LACGs in MCGM?  

1.      The Nodal Officer forms the single contact person/point for the citizen and LACGs.

2.      For all unresolved issues, the LACGs will interact with the officials at higher administrative levels.  

FAQ-7.      What are the steps for forming an LACG?  

a.       Team up with other interested citizens/groups to form your LACG

b.      Obtain the Application Form & LACG area map from your local Ward Office

c.       Submit the completed application form, along with other necessary documents, to your Ward Office before 31st of May 2006.  

For further details, please refer to Section 8: Procedure for Applying for, Registering and De-registering an LACG in Charter for the MCGM - Local Area Citizen Group Partnership 2006.  

FAQ-8.      Where are the application forms and LACG area maps available? To whom should the filled application forms be submitted?  

LACG area maps and application forms for forming LACGs can be obtained at the local Ward Office. The completed forms along with other relevant documents should be submitted to the Ward Officer/Nodal Officer. A copy of the same should also be sent online or by post to the NGO Council.  

FAQ-9.      What is the tenure for an LACG committee?  

The normal tenure for an LACG committee is 2 years. However, if during the period, any changes are to be made to the committee in terms of its members, etc. then due notification should be sent to MCGM. After two years, the LACG members have to internally elect/select new committee members or re-elect/select the existing ones.  

FAQ-10.  Can an LACG de-register itself before its tenure ends?  

Yes. LACGs can de-register themselves during their tenure. An area that does not have an LACG continues with the earlier system with the Nodal Officer and regular Council Ward meetings.  

FAQ-11.  What are the sources of financial support to LACGs? Will MCGM provide any support?  

LACGs can generate funds for routine operations and for specific activities in different ways. Honorarium shall be given to LACGs who provide watchdog services. BMC will also pay for other specific responsibilities and assignments. LACGs can collect and keep administrative charges (read as ‘fines’) from offenders breaking BMC rules e.g. for littering, not maintaining saaf angans, etc. An LACG can collect a monthly contributory amount for its functioning from every owner/occupier in their area, if the citizens there collectively decide that a specific amount should be so collected.  

FAQ-12.  Can the emarcated boundaries of an LACG be altered at any point of time?  

Yes. In case an LACG wishes to alter the boundaries of the demarcated area, it can do so provided it has the consent of all other LACGs, which may be affected by such alterations.


NGO Council:               

Convenor, NGO Council
Shreeniwas House, 2nd Floor,
Behind Bombay Gymkhana,
H. Somani Road , Fort,
Mumbai 400 001

Chief Nodal Officer
Shri A. G. Hire, Deputy Municipal Commissioner
(General Administration)
BMC Annexe Building,
6th floor, Mahanagar Palika Marg,
Opp. CST, Fort,
Mumbai 400 001