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MCD taking legal opinion on move to split agency

delhi Updated: May 31, 2011 23:01 IST
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The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is planning to seek legal opinion on the issue of trifurcation of the civic agency which has been proposed by the Delhi government.

The civic agency said that it is taking legal opinion to decide whether it will move court against the proposal. “We are seeking legal opinion on the matter. I will be writing to the law committee for this. Once we get that, we will think over whether we can move court against the proposal to split the MCD,” said mayor Rajni Abbi.

BJP-led MCD has strongly opposed the proposal for creating three independent municipal corporations for East, North, and South Delhi as approved by the Delhi government. The Delhi government claims that the division will lead to more effective civic governance in the city.

The mayor has already requested the union home minister P Chidambaram to “seriously view the whole issue and give proper time for a patient hearing to MCD before reaching a decision”.

Abbi said that according to the proposed structure, the executive wing will be stronger than the deliberative wing and all the powers will be taken away from the elected representatives and given to bureaucrats.

She also maintained that the split will pose an extra financial burden of Rs 2,000 crore per annum due to the need for additional infrastructure and new posts.