New Delhi: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Friday met Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and requested him to clear the city government`s proposal to split the MCD into
three smaller bodies at the earliest.
In the half-an-hour meeting, Dikshit conveyed to
Chidambaram that the city government wants an early clearance
to the proposal so that all the formalities to split the civic
body could be completed before next year`s municipal polls.
"The Home Ministry had asked for certain details about
the proposal and we have given them. Chidambaram assured me
that the proposal will be cleared soon," Dikshit said.
The Chief Minister has been strongly pushing for
trifurcation of the MCD as well as increasing reservation of seats for women to 50 per cent from current 33 per cent ahead of next year`s municipal polls.
The MCD elections will be held early next year and
Dikshit has already said that the city government wants to
complete the process of division of the body ahead of polls.
The Delhi Cabinet last month had approved a bill for
division of the civic agency into three smaller bodies. The
bill along with a proposal for trifurcation of the MCD was
later sent to the Home Ministry for clearance.
Officials said the city government wants to table the
bill in the monsoon session of the assembly.
Dikshit is also learnt to have requested the Home
Minister to clear the proposal for increasing reservation of
women to 50 per cent.