New Delhi: Rubbishing the BJP's claim that trifurcation of MCD was not complete, the Delhi Government on Saturday said that the entire process has been completed and all arrangements have been put in place for smooth functioning of the three new bodies.

Director of Local Bodies RK Srivastava said the process for division of financial resources, staff and properties of the MCD into three parts has been completed.

Earlier on Friday, Delhi BJP president Vijender Gupta had written a letter to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram asking him to defer trifurcation of the MCD, noting that the administrative exercise to split the agency was not yet completed days after results of municipal polls were announced.

"No gaps have been left in the process. Budgetary and financial management issues have been identified and are being addressed by the Delhi Government. Necessary arrangements are in place to make sure that the three Corporations start functioning properly on due dates," Srivastava said.

According to sources, Delhi Cabinet is likely to take a decision on Monday on paying over Rs 1,000 crore in dues owed to various institutions by MCD. They said the government did not want any of the municipalities to start operation in debt.

The Directorate of Local Bodies (DLB), which will coordinate functioning among all the three municipalities, was entrusted with the responsibility of framing administrative rules and other necessary ground work for constitution of the three bodies. The DLB will work under direct control of Delhi Government.

Srivastava said proposal for fixing the dates of holding the first meeting of the North, East and South Delhi corporations has already been forwarded to Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna.

The North and South Delhi Municipal Corporations will function from the Civic Centre while the East Delhi Municipal Corporation will function from a DSIIDC building in Patparganj.

(JPN/Agencies)