The Delhi cabinet on Friday gave its in-principle approval to the formula to divide funds and liabilities, assets and staff on the Municipal corporation of Delhi into three parts. The trifurcation of MCD is just about a month away.
The government has also decided to allocate two special packages in its upcoming budget — Rs 1,000 crore to the MCD to pay to contractors and loan instalments, and another R100 crore for the creation of new posts and creating infrastructure.
Senior government officials said the three new corporations — East Delhi, South Delhi and North Delhi — will be in place by April 20 and there has to be a provisional division of workers and officers, office buildings and cash reserves to ensure the smooth functioning of the three bodies.
While buildings and properties falling in the area of its jurisdiction will now be owned by that particular corporation, officials said they will adopt the formula devised by the central government to divide staff between the three bodies.
“The staff will be given the option to work for the body of their choice. Those living in that particular body will be given the option to work for that particular corporation. For the remaining posts, seniors will be given the priority to choose the corporation they want to work for. This formula is used to divide the staff when a state is bifurcated into two and is always acceptable to everyone,” said a senior Delhi government official.