New Delhi: The Directorate of Municipal Corporation, set up to coordinate functioning among all the three municipalities, has finished framing administrative rules and other necessary ground work so that the new civic bodies, for which elections were held on Sunday, could be constituted later this week.

Top officials of the directorate said all the ground work for segmentation of financial resources, staff and properties of the MCD into three parts have almost been completed. The entire exercise to constitute the three new corporations -- North, South and East Delhi municipalities -- will be completed by April 21 when the tenure of the current MCD house ends.

"We have almost completed framing of administrative rules and other necessary ground work for smooth functioning of the new municipalities curved out of the MCD," said a senior official. The counting of votes will take place on Tuesday.

Sources said Delhi government is likely to repay over Rs 1,000 crore in dues owed to various institutions by MCD as it did not want any of the municipalities to start operation in debt.

The Cabinet had already reviewed the process of division of financial resources, assets and staff of the civic agency among the three new municipalities and decided to provide all kinds of financial help to the new bodies.

The Cabinet has already decided that the multi-storied Civic Centre will be the headquarters of both North and South Delhi municipalities while the DSIIDC office in Patparganj will be the headquarters of East Delhi municipality.

The government has also decided to create a fund of Rs 100 crore for making fresh recruitments as well as to help the new bodies in setting up of offices.

(Agencies)