Municipal Corporation, Faridabad (MCF) is a front-runner organization dealing with providing the civic amenities and delivering citizen services in Faridabad District of Haryana, India. MCF is a citizen centric organization which lays total emphasis to citizen convenience and delivery of citizen services with transparency as its utmost goal.
The total population of the district Faridabad is 17.89 lakhs which is the highest in the state and occupies 7.09% of the total State population.
The growth of Faridabad city has been rapid and continuous. The inception of the Faridabad city marked with rehabilitation of partition refuges has surged to the present growth momentum by the decision of Govt. of India to decentralize the industries and housing facilities from Delhi to the surrounding areas. The settlement policy of the National Capital Region has been evolving since 1962 when the Master Plan of Delhi suggested to divert some population of the city to some of the ring towns including Faridabad, Gurgaon, Ballabgarh, & Ghaziabad etc. located within a radius of 30 km. Backed with the support of the concerned State Governments and also due to nearness to Delhi, these ring towns grew much faster than the National Capital itself.
Faridabad city is divided into three administrative divisions: the old municipal town of Faridabad, Ballabgarh, and the New Industrial Town (NIT) along with 38 revenue villages, all divided further into 35 wards and are governed by the Municipal Corporation. Prior to its inception as a Corporation in 1994, the present-day Municipal Corporation of Faridabad (MCF) was referred to as Faridabad Complex Administration (FCA).
As compared to the state population growth rate at 19.9 % and district population growth rate at 31.7 %, the city has grown at a pace of 33.02 % in last decade. The city comprises of 5.54 % of the total population of the state and 79 % of the total population of the district.
In the city, growth spiked from 1971 to 1981 when population grew by rate of 171.20 % in the 10 year period. The population of Faridabad has grown from 56,000 in 1961 to 14,04,653 in 2011 by rate of
33.02% in the last decade; however the decadal growth rate has comparatively reduced by almost half in this period.
The reason for this may be that the economic activity in of Faridabad is not only confined to the city in the MCF but is to a very large extent directly dependent on the national capital and hence being a part of NCR, the growth dynamics of Faridabad will depend and move in direct relation to that in NCR.
MCF has been divided into three administrative zones: NIT (New industrial Town); Ballabhgarh and Old Faridabad area. The NIT zone is divided into three sub zones: NIT-1, NIT-2, & NIT-3. There are total 89 sectors in Faridabad, out of which 27 sectors fall under Old Faridabad, 24 sectors fall under Ballabhgarh and 38 sectors fall under the N.I.T. area. Further there are 35 wards in the city. The three zones NIT, Ballabhgarh & Old Faridabad are administratively divided into 15, 8 & 12 wards respectively. As per 2011 census, the highest population is of NIT area, whereas there has been a considerable increase in the population of the Ballabhgarh zone from 2001 to 2011.