The three new corporations may have started functioning independently but department heads who oversee day-to-day work are yet to be appointed. The result: work is piling up.
The heads are responsible for supervising work related to sanitation, health, roads, education and all the welfare schemes of the civic bodies.
Residents are making rounds of the MCD headquarters only to be told that work will begin properly only after all the heads take charge.Sanitation work has been hit as workers are being transferred from one corporation to another, affecting day-to-day garbage collection.
“The trifurcation was done in a hurry and without any appointment orders. They are trying to do everything at the last minute, resulting in chaos. Heads should have been appointed earlier,” said Subhash Arya, leader of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation.
According to sources, the director of local bodies — who has been entrusted with the task of distribution and appointment of staff in all the three corporations — is currently busy distributing the Class IV workforce among the corporations.
The three bodies have a single engineer-in-chief who is responsible for chalking out plans for road construction and other infrastructure related projects.
“There is still no clarity which corporation we might be transferred to and, hence, we are maintaining status quo on several big projects such as creation of parking lots, setting up of new dispensaries and schools. At the same time, day-to-day work is also getting affected,” said a senior MCD official.