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The Dhanbad Municipal Corporation (DMC) was formed in February, 2006, with the merger of Jharia NAC (Notified Area Committee), Sindri NAC, Chhatandih NAC and Katras NAC. Dhanbad has two Labour Court-Industrial tribunals and a district court. Some part of Dhanbad district comes under Giridih seat of the Lok Sabha. The six Legislative Assembly seats are Sindri, Dhanbad, Baghmara, Jharia, Nirsa and Tundi. One Member of Parliament is elected from Dhanbad. The development is looked after by MADA (Mineral Area Development Authority).
Jharkhand has two Municipal Corporations, nineteen Municipalities and 18 Notified Area Committees (NAC) under its purview. The Municipal Corporations are governed by Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) Act, 2000 while the Notified Area Committees and Municipalities are governed by Jharkhand Municipal Act, 2000. Grants and assistance is received by State and Central government for implementation of various schemes.
The area of coverage of DMC stands to approximately 355.77 sq.kms. Powers and functions of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) are envisaged in Section 11A of Jharkhand Municipal Act, 2000 and Section 63A of Ranchi Municipal Corporation Act, 2001.
Functions of DMC:
Extend support to project plans.
Implement infrastructural projects.
Monitor city development plans.
Oversee work related to education, health, sanitation, waste management, generation of employment along with other initiatives of the government.
Regulate usage of land, construction of bridges, buildings and roads.
Monitor supply of water for domestic and industrial use.