Lt Governor defends move to trifurcate MCD
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Last Updated: Monday, January 09, 2012, 19:39
New Delhi: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Tejinder Khanna today defended the move to trifurcate the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), saying smaller bodies would redress civic grievances "more expeditiously and effectively".

"A widely shared desire for better municipal governance will be realised shortly with the trifurcation of the MCD... the day-to-day problems of the citizens will be addressed more expeditiously and effectively," he said in his customary address to the Delhi Assembly in its Winter session which began today.

The five-day session got off to a stormy start with the Congress government coming under fire from BJP over issues like corruption and trifurcation of the municpal corporation. Khanna, however, was all praise for the Sheila Dikshit government saying it had made "relentless efforts to make itself participatory, consensus-oriented, accountable and transparent."

"A number of steps have been taken spanning administrative reforms and social welfare to impart a new fillip to the ongoing process of good governance," he said, adding, the priniciple of inclusive growth had been the "cornerstone of its policies".

The Lt Governor also commended the new policies and welfare schemes introduced by the government, including steps taken towards e-governance, expansion of metro network and development of infrastructure.


First Published: Monday, January 09, 2012, 19:39

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