New Delhi: The Delhi government’s efforts to pass the bill for trifurcation of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) by convening a special session of the state Assembly has come to an end, thanks to the legal constraints in the passage of the bill. Now, it will be tabled in the Assembly during its monsoon session.

The Delhi government had given its nod for the draft of the bill and sent it to the Union Home Ministry. Earlier, the Delhi government wanted to pass the bill in the House by convening a special session. That is why the recent Budget Session was not adjourned sine die.

But given the constitutional constraints in passage of the bill, the Delhi government adjourned the House on Tuesday.

As per the rules, if the House is not adjourned, a special session can be convened by a notification. At least 15 days are required for convening a new session.

Delhi Chief Minster Sheila Dikshit said, “Since the government is trying to complete the process for division of MCD at the earliest, it will take time to meet the legal requirements.”

She said, “The bill has been sent to the Home Ministry, after that it will be sent to the Law Ministry so that no technical loophole remains with the bill.”

The Chief Minister has met already Home Minister P Chidambaram and Congress president Sonia Gandhi in this regard.

The Delhi government in its draft has trifurcated MCD into East Municipal Corporation, North Municipal Corporation and South Municipal Corporation.

While East Municipal Corporation will have 16 Assembly constituencies, North Municipal Corporation and South Municipal Corporation will have 26 and 26 Assembly constituencies respectively. 

JPN/Bureau