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Delhi govt to send proposal to split MCD

Delhi Government is likely to soon finalise the administrative set up of the three-proposed municipal corporations to be formed after splitting the MCD.



New Delhi: Delhi Government is likely to
soon finalise the administrative set up of the three-proposed
municipal corporations to be formed after splitting the MCD
and send the proposal to the Union Home Ministry for approval
ahead of next year`s civic polls.

The Delhi Cabinet, which had approved the division of
the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), will deliberate on
the report of its four-member committee that has finalised the
administrative structure, including financial the set-up, of
the new bodies.

The cabinet is also likely to discuss a draft
amendment bill that has been made ready by the committee.

Sources said that after clearance by the cabinet, the proposal
along with the draft bill will be sent to the Home Ministry
for its nod.

"We are making an amendment bill for trifurcation of
the MCD. The draft of the bill along with a proposal will be
sent to the Union Home Ministry soon," said R K Srivastava,
Urban Development Secretary of Delhi Government.

The official, part of the four-member committee which
is making the draft of the bill, said after getting permission
for splitting the civic agency from the Centre, the Delhi
government may call a special session of the Assembly for
passage of the bill.

The other members of the committee are Finance
Secretary DM Spolia, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister M
M Kutty and Law Secretary SP Garg.

A Delhi Cabinet meeting last month approved a proposal
to split the MCD into three parts ahead of the municipal polls
next year.
As per the proposal, the new civic bodies in North
and South Delhi will have 104 wards each while the civic body
in East Delhi will have 64 wards.

Srivastava said the fourth Delhi Finance Commission
was looking into financial structure of all the three new
corporations.

Asked about regularisation of unauthorised colonies,
Srivastava said maps have been prepared for 54 colonies out of
1,639 unauthorised colonies, which were given provisional
regularisation certificates in 2008.

He said lay-out plans are ready for only 90 colonies
as objections were raised for other colonies by various
departments.

Srivastava said the forest department has raised
objection to regularisation in 157 colonies while
Archeological Survey of India has raised objections in 46
colonies.

PTI

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