It was felt that a separate body Should be formed to take up all social issues affecting the citizens. Deteriorating public utility services and other problems affecting the public in daily life required intensive efforts to lessen the difficulties of the people. Hence, the Surat Citizens' Council Trust was established on 27th March 1 990.
Citizen's Council consisting of members from Social Organizations, Chamber and Political Parties etc., was formed under the trust to handle dayto- day matters. The Citizen's Council has stood the test of time on several occasions. The council is housed in its own premise.