The MCD may have been split into three entities but the authorities are finding it difficult to find enough experienced officials to fill senior posts in all the three new corporations.
To tide over this problem, the Director of Civic Affairs has decided to pull in people from other government departments on deputation. An advertisement has also been issued and officials are likely to be appointed within 15 days.
"We need senior officers for all departments in the three corporations. For example, in place of one education director we will now need three directors. We currently do not have experienced people who can be made heads of various departments. Hence, we plan to get officers on deputation to fill in the gap," said a senior MCD official.
The civic agency needs senior offices to head the education, health, sanitation and horticulture departments in all three corporations. It has also written to Lt. Governor of Delhi Tejender Khanna to appoint a presiding officer.
"The corporation has sent a letter to the L-G's office, requesting him to appoint a presiding officer to hold meetings of the three bodies. The presiding officer will decide when the Mayors will be sworn in. We are expecting a reply by tomorrow," said YS Mann, director press and information, MCD.