A former IAS officer who has been asked to draft a new municipal act for the Capital sought the views of government officials on dividing responsibilities of Delhi’s civic bodies and its government. The responsibilities of the government and the civic units overlap in such fields as education, health and social welfare.
K Dharamarajan gave a presentation of the draft act to chief minister Sheila Dikshit and senior Delhi government officials on Friday. When the MCD Act came into effect in 1957, Delhi did not have its own Assembly and all basic services were provided by the civic body.
However, the Delhi government has over the past two decades provided similar facilities as the civic bodies.