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Report on MCD restructuring to be submitted by July 15

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, June 12 (UNI) The Omesh Saigal Committee on Restructuring of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, formed to suggest decentralisation of MCD or its break-up keeping in view several factors including financial viability, will submit its report to the Union Home Ministry on July 15, sources in the Delhi government said.

The sources said the committee, set up by the Ministry on April 26 under the Chairmanship of retired IAS officer and former Chief Secretary of Delhi Omesh Saigal, would most likely submit the report on July 15.

The Committee was requested to submit its report within a period of two months.

Ever since the committee was set up, the issue has led to a heated debate in political circles of Delhi with a section of the Delhi politicians favouring the break up of the MCD into small units saying that in its present form, the corporation was too unweildy and another section opposing any such move.

A seminar organised by the Committee to elicit the views of elected representatives of Delhi on the entire issue saw a divided opinion on the issue.

While there was general agreement that the working of the Corporation should be improved in the matter of delivery of better civic services to the citizens, the elected representatives differed on whether this could be achieved by breaking up the corporation into several small parts.

While one section felt that the Corporation is too unwieldy and should better be broken into smaller units, keeping in view the considerations of area, population, financial viability and administrative efficiency, another section was of the opinion that improvement in the working of MCD is possible through internal reorganisation keeping the Corporation intact.

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