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Govt adopting double standards in division: Mayor

Last Updated: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 21:49

New Delhi: Mayor Rajni Abbi today accused
the Union government of maintaining double standards when it
came to the issues of division of Uttar Pradesh and Municipal
Corporation of Delhi.

"The Union Government, especially the Union Home Ministry
is behaving differently while dealing with the issues of
division of the MCD and Uttar Pradesh," Abbi said.
The question of finances and funds as asked from the UP
government has no mention in the case of trifurcation of MCD.
Delhi government is far from such queries from the Union
government, she said.

In contrast to UP, the Mayor said, the Home Ministry
never tried to know as to how the existing departments would
be divided among the three proposed corporations of North,
South and East Delhi.
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"The question also remains on how the three proposed
corporations would share the tax collections or revenue and
even the debt burden," she said.
Abbi said trifurcation of MCD would increase financial
burden as the number of staff would increase for equal
distribution among the three corporations which would lead to
threefold rise in expenditure.

"This is because the expenditure for one headquarters of
the MCD would get multiplied three times with the coming up of
three headquarters of three civic bodies," she added.
Abbi alleged that the Central Government did not even
bother to ask the Delhi government that on what political
and administrative grounds it had forwarded the proposal of
MCD trifurcation.

"In contrast to Uttar Pradesh, the Home Ministry never
tried to know from the Congress-ruled Delhi what would be the
physical boundaries of the proposed civic bodies. It also
never tried to know what would be the headquarters of the new
Corporations," Abbi said.
While the Home Ministry has given its nod to the
trifurcation of MCD, the Centre has returned to Mayawati
government the resolution adopted by UP Assembly on the
division of the state posing a slew of questions.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 21:49

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