NDMC dissolved on performance default; council reconstituted

The NDMC, responsible for the upkeep of civic amenities in high-profile Lutyens Delhi area, has been reconstituted after the government dissolved the previous council citing its "persistent performance default".

New Delhi: The NDMC, responsible for the upkeep of civic amenities in high-profile Lutyens Delhi area, has been reconstituted after the government dissolved the previous council citing its "persistent performance default".

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), which was constituted in January 2011, was dissolved due to several reasons including power revenue losses and unresolved problems of illegal squatters in the Council area, said a notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

It cited "personnel mis-management in the New Delhi Municipal Council in respect of categories of workers such as casual, daily-wages, muster roll, temporary muster roll, regular muster roll, contract workers, etc".

Following its dissolution, all duties conferred and imposed upon the Council will be performed by IAS officer Jalaj Shrivastava, who was working as NDMC chairman, the notification said.

The MHA had asked the civic body to replace its members Tajdar Babar, Ashok Ahuja, Suka Ram and I A Siddique with Karan Singh Tanwar, B S Bhati, Anita Arya and Abdul Rashid Ansari, a MHA official said.

With replacement of these members, the NDMC has been reconstituted, the official said.

As per NDMC's website, Lok Sabha BJP MP from New Delhi Meenakshi Lekhi, Gole Market MLA Arvind Kejriwal besides 10 other members constitute the civic body.

The duration of the dissolved Council was for five years from the date of its first meeting, i.E. January 31, 2011.

"The central government is of the opinion that the Council has persistently been making default in the performance of the duties imposed on it by or under the New Delhi Municipal Council Act, 1994 (44 of 1994) and has failed to deliver efficient service to the public and generally in regard to the municipal administration," the order had said.