BJP leaders are crying hoarse over unilateral decisions taken by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) — such as the decision last week on the Nangloi plant — in the absence of representatives from civic bodies, which continues since the trifurcation of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).
As per the DJB Act, the board — chief minister Sheila Dikshit is the chairperson — has to have two elected representatives from the MCD. However, since May, when the MCD was split into three municipal bodies, there has been no municipal representative on the board.
The BJP has alleged that the Dikshit government has delayed the decision on the number of councillors to be made board members and whether they will be from all the three civic bodies.
The board had last week cleared the revamping and management of Nangloi plant under a public private partnership (PPP) model. “This was absolutely wrong,” said Mira Aggarwal, mayor of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation.
Dikshit said the issue would need to wait till the Assembly session.
The chief minister said the government was considering three combinations: two members each from three corporations; one each from the three civic bodies or two members each from one body on rotational basis.