The state authorities Saturday notified the discount of wards and councillor positions in Municipal Firms of Delhi (MCD) from 272 to 250. This step was necessitated following the passage of the Delhi Municipal Company (Modification) Invoice, 2022, earlier this yr.
Out of the 250 wards, 42 will likely be reserved for candidates from the Scheduled Caste class.
The laws, handed within the Parliament in March this yr, effected the merger of the three erstwhile firms and a discount within the variety of councillor seats to “no more than 250” from the present 272.
The MCD polls, initially scheduled for April, had been delay hours earlier than the election schedule was to be introduced. The election was known as off because the BJP-led Union authorities wished to unify the MCDs and likewise conduct delimitation to lower the variety of wards.
The three-member delimitation committee, which was constituted by the house ministry on July 8, is required to finish the train and submit its report inside 4 months from the date of its structure. The committee is led by State Election Commissioner Vijay Dev.
The MCD was trifurcated in 2012 throughout Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s tenure. The goal was to decentralise and enhance the functioning of the civic physique. It, nonetheless, led to extreme fund crunch within the East and North firms.
After the Delhi Municipal Company (Modification) Act, 2022, was handed, the three civic our bodies within the nationwide capital – North, South and East municipal firms – had been reunited.
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