Administration in Daman
History of Daman Municipal Council
Initially, called as ‘Camara De Damao’, later as ‘Camara Municipal De Damao’, the municipal council of Daman is currently called as Daman Municipal Council. It is one of the oldest municipalities established in Asia in the 16th century, during the Portuguese rule in India. It was built based on the orders of D.C. de Braganca, the Conqueror of Daman. The entire district of Daman was under the control of the Municipal Council, which was presided over by eminent people selected by the Government. After its liberation from the Portuguese rule in 1961, the Panchayat Raj system was introduced and accordingly, various village Panchayats were established. Daman was later divided into 15 wards, with councilors representing each ward, for effective administration.
Union Territory Administration of Daman and DiuDaman and Diu being a union territory, its administrator is appointed by the President of India. He represents the Centre and executive powers at his disposal. His duties include:
- Decision making
- Monitoring of budget
- Development activities
- Mobilization of revenue etc.
Administrator of Daman
Address: Administrator’s Office, Secretariat, Daman
Phone No: 2230700, 2230770
General Administration of Daman
Collector of Daman
Address: Office of the Collector, Collectorate, Dholar, Moti Daman, Daman (U.T.) - 396220.
Phone No: 0260-2230698
Police Department in Daman
Daman, being an important tourist hub, has a strong Police network, with sincere and dedicated police officers ready to serve those in distress. The Police officers strive hard for the welfare of the people and for maintenance of harmony in Daman. The main objective of the police force in Daman is to ensure the safety and security of the locals as well as visitors, by preventing various anti-social activities and crimes. The Superintendent of Police heads the Police force in Daman and is assisted by various officers in performing his duties.
Supdt. of Police, Daman
Deputy Inspector General of Police, Daman and Diu
Phone No: 0260-2220140
Phone No: 0260-2220051, 75675 88868
Police Control Room
Phone No: 0260-2220444
Public Representatives in Daman
Member of Parliament (MP) in Daman
Shri Lalubhai Babubhai
Party: Bharatiya Janata Party
Permanent Address: Sabri Kutir, Dungri Falia, Kachigam, Nani Daman, Daman & Diu
Delhi Address: 123, South Avenue,New Delhi - 110 001
Phone No: (0260) 2992444, 09825122858
Fax: (0260) 2243177