About Islampur Municipality

Islampur was ceded from Bihar (Purnea district) and merged with the – then West Dinajpur district in the year 1956. After that Islampur subdivision disclosed-its identity, and tagged with West Dinajpur district. Later on the administrative bifurcation of West Dinajpur district on 1st April, 1992, this subdivision was got merged with Uttar Dinajpur district.On 21st.March, 1959, the Islampur subdivision was inaugurated by the –then Honourable Chief Minister Late Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy by herding inaugural function at the newly constructed administrative building of the S.D.O. Islampur. i.e. at the Subdivision headquarter of this Subdivision.Practically, there were minimum urban facilities in Islampur at the time of declaration of Sub division head quarter. Islampur town subsequently became an important centre for trade and commerce activities as a result there was an incremental growth in the demographic profile. This growth coupled with changing needs, aspiration of the people generated necessity of establishment of a Municipality.

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Year of Establishment

Accordingly the craving wish was fulfilled by the Govt. by issuing notification for establishment of Islampur Municipality with demarcated area of 11.40 .sq.km. On 9th December 1988, Islampur Municipality started functioning under the Chairmanship of Sri Adhir Biswas with the nominated Councillors. In 1999 and 2004 the elections were held and both the time Sri Kanaia Lal Agarwal was elected as the Chairman.

At the time of establishment of this Municipality, the Municipal office was accommodated in the 1st. Floor of the Public Hall and continued there for several years. After prolonged persuasion, a plot of land was acquired from the Govt. through the lease-rent method to set the Administrative Building of Islampur Municipality.

Sri Ashok Bhattacharjee, Hon’ble Minister-in-charge, Department of Municipal Affairs, Govt. of West Bengal, inaugurated the said Administrative building on 2nd. October, 2003.

Name of the District:   Uttar Dinajpur
Year of establishment: 09.12.1988
Area (in sq. Km): 11.4 Sq km
No. of wards: 17 Nos
Population (Census 2011):
Male 28227
Female 26113
Total 54340
Density of Population (Per sq. km.) 4766.66
Break up of Population (2011):
SC 9044
ST 587
Minorities 14587
Date when last election held: 26.06.2009
Year of Last Assessment of Properties: 2011
Literacy Rate 71%
Number of BPL Household (as per SUDA Survey): 3798 as on 3.9.2007 SUDA survey
Slum Scenario
Total No of Slum 75
Total Slum Population (as per USHA) 31193
Percentage of Slum Population to the total population 57.4
Housing status for Urban Poor: ( as on 31.03.14)
No. of  beneficiaries provided with Houses under  BSUP / IHSDP/ “Housing for Urban Poor” 382 (IHSDP=338 and Housing for urban poor=44)
Length of Municipal Road: (in km.) 1793176.66 Sq.mt
Length of Drain: (in km.) 39.22 km
Water Supply: ———-
No. of Tubewell 1503
No. of Stand post 180
No. of houses connected with water supply network 1448
Total no. of light posts. 5826
Health : ———
No. of Hospital (ULB / Govt./ Private) 1
No. of Municipal Health Sub-Centre 4
Education : ———
No. of Higher Secondary School (Municipal/ others) 5 others
No. of Secondary School (Municipal/ others) 2 others
No. of  Primary School(Municipal/ others) 19  (Municipal=1,others=18)
No. of Sishu Siksha Kendras (SSK) 17
Other Infrastructure  (Both Municipal & Others) : ———
Bridge 5
Flyover Nil
Stadium 1
Parks and Gardens 1
Playground 4
Auditorium/Community Hall 16
Borough Office Nil
Ward office Nil
Market 2
Burning Ghat 1
Electric Crematorium Nil
Burial Ground 6
Public Library 3
Bus Terminus 1
Ferry Ghat Nil
Guest House/ Tourist Lodge 4
Community Latrine NIL
Night Shelter Nil
Others (Marriage Hall)  – 1


Name & Designation From To
Sri. Dilip Kr.Singha Roy Choudhury(W.B.C.S .,Exe.,Dy Magistrate & Dy,Collector,Raiganj13-12-1999-
Sri. Sivaji Roy(W.B.A & S Officer)03-06-2000-
Sri. Hriday Ranjan Sarkar(Deputy Labour Commission). Jalpaiguri Division01-11-200030-06-2002
Sri. Basudeb Banerjee(Asstt.Secretary School Education)03-02-200331-01-2005
Sri. Sukdeb Pramanik (Ex-WBCS)Exe –Ex-Spl,Dakshin Dinajpur28-03-200530-11-2006
Sri. Manik Dasgupta (WBCS)05-02-220715-12-2008
Sri. Gouranga Chandra Saha (WBCS)Exe, Project Director,DRDC, Jalpaiguri Zilla Parishad16-01-200930-09-2010
Sri. Debabrata KunduO.S.D. & Registrer of Parliamentary Affairs, Writers Building, Kolkata01-10-201031-12-2011
Sri. Atul Krishna Biswas Dy.Secretary Higher Education Department,Writer’s Building,Kolkata06-01-2012-


Name & DesignationFromTo
Sri.Shibu Chatterjee22-04-2008-
Sri. Tapan Majumdar09-12-198808-06-1994
Sri. Shibu Chatterjee05-10-2004-
Sri. Parimal Acharjee28-05-199926-05-2004
Sri. Jyoti Dutta10-08-2007-
Haji Muzaffar Hussain08-02-2010-
Arpita Dutta05-05-2012-


Name & DesignationFromTo
Sri. Adhir Biswas3239827-05-1999
Sri. K.L. Agarwal28-05-199926-05-2004
Sri. K.L. Agarwal22-07-200426-04-2007
Sri. Parimal Acharjee27-04-200718-04-2008
Sri. K.L. Agarwal19-04-200819-07-2009
Sri. K.L. Agarwal20-07-200919-07-2014
Sri.Narayan Chandra Biswas ,WBCS(Exe)Administrator, Islampur Municipality20-07-201401-09-2014
Sri.Vibhu Goel, IAS, S.D.O, IslampurAdministrator, Islampur Municipality02-09-2014