The erstwhile MCD was trifurcated in 2012 and three new civic bodies- South Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and East Delhi Municipal Corporation- were formed.
New Delhi: Weeks after passing Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Act, 2022 in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to unify three Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCDs), Centre on Tuesday notified the act. Notification of the amended act came after the President’s assent on the bill passed in both the houses.
With the move, the three civic bodies-South, North and East-will be one entity and will be called the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. As per the provision, the central government will appoint a Special Officer, to discharge the functions of the unified body.
ON March 30, Lok Sabha, lower house of the Parliament, passed the bill. Rajya Sabha, the upper house, passed the bill on April 5. The bill was introduced with the motive to merge the three municipal corporations of the city to ensure a robust setup for synergised and strategic planning and optimal utilisation of resources.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, while introducing the Bill in the Rajya Sabha, had said the move will improve functioning of the civic body and will also help in reducing administrative expenses. It may be noted that the erstwhile MCD was trifurcated in 2012 and three new civic bodies- South Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and East Delhi Municipal Corporation- were formed.