Staff and offices ready,the 3 new civic agencies now wait for results

The votes are in and the councillors of the newly trifurcated MCD will be announced on Tuesday.

Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Published: April 17, 2012 2:17 am

The votes are in and the councillors of the newly trifurcated MCD will be announced on Tuesday. Away from it all,the authorities are hard at work to find answers for all questions that city residents may have — where to go with their problems,who to address,what is the process,etc.

Chief Secretary P K Tripathi said answers to a few of the main concerns have already been notified. Appointment of three commissioners,division of staff for the three corporations and their powers,and the headquarters for the agencies have been decided.

“Starting April 18,the process will start. We will appoint the commissioners for the three municipalities,” said Tripathi.

Headquarters for North and South corporations will be the Civic Centre,and East will be at Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC) office in Patparganj industrial area.

“The South Corporation will pay rent to North Corporation,till it gets a space of its own. They can choose their headquarters; we have an option in Dwarka,” Tripathi said.

Talking to Newsline on appointment of commissioners,Tripathi said the Delhi government has proposed three names for the three commissioners. These are yet to get the Home ministry’s approval.

“The names will be declared on April 18,before any swearing-in takes place,” he said.

Tripathi accepted that there could be some “teething troubles” with the division of the administration and implementation of decisions.

“Class I officers in MCD will not be divided. They will remain the same in number,and will oversee the work of all the corporations. The lower staff will be divided,according to the needs and demands,” he said. There will not be any recruitment of new employees as of now.

Tripathi said the three corporations will take the oath on different days. “To avoid any confusion,it has been decided to allow a separate day for each corporation for assuming its office,” he said. There will be incentives for all the corporations for taking up strong developmental agendas.

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