The bill to consolidate the three municipal corporations in Delhi was recently approved by the President after being passed in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
Delhi MCD: The bill to consolidate the three municipal corporations in Delhi was recently approved by the President after being passed in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. The Consolidation of Three Corporations Bill in Delhi became law immediately after the President’s approval. President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act (Amendment) Act 2022 for the unification of the three Municipal Corporations in Delhi. A notification has also been issued in this regard. The Secretary to the Ministry of Justice, Dr Rita Vashisht, has already issued a gazette notification.
The law merging the three municipal corporations in Delhi has already been passed in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. It is also expected to be a prelude to the MCD elections. Elections scheduled for March have been postponed. As soon as the Delhi Municipal Corporation Consolidation Bill was approved by the President, the Corporation Consolidation Bill came into force immediately. This means that there will be no South, East and North Delhi Municipal Corporation in the capital Delhi now. But only the Delhi Municipal Corporation.
Jagdish Mamagai, who is in the Integrated Municipal Corporation, said that now there will be a delimitation process, after which the Delhi Municipal Corporation elections will be held. The Delhi Municipal Corporation Amendment Bill 2022 was passed in the budget session of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. It has now been approved by President Ram Nath Kovind. The Delhi Municipal Corporation will now have only one mayor instead of three.
Three corporations formed in 2011
In 2011, the Delhi Municipal Corporation was divided into three parts, the North, South and East Delhi, by the Delhi Legislative Assembly. However, the central government decided to merge the three corporations to improve the financial condition of the bankrupt corporation. This is the same reason why the Consolidation Bill came into being. AP Khan, convener of the Confederation of MCD Employees’ Union, said employees would no longer have to go on strike to pay their salaries and pensions on time.
Jaiprakash, former mayor of North Delhi Municipal Corporation, said he had also written many letters for unification. Kuldeep Singh Khatri of Corporation Teachers Nyay Munch said that there was no need to strike for the salaries of the employees now and that it would save money and get salary and pension from it.
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