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Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2022

Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2022:

The Union Cabinet cleared a Bill that proposes to unify the three civic bodies in Delhi. The Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2022, is expected to be tabled in Parliament this week.

  • The amendment proposes a unified Municipal Corporation of Delhi by subsuming the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation and the East Delhi Municipal Corporation.
  • The corporation was trifurcated in 2012.
  • According to Government of India, The division of the corporation was uneven in terms of territorial divisions and revenue generation. As a result, there is a huge gap in the resources available to the three corporations, vis-à-vis their obligation.
  • The gap has widened over time, increasing the financial difficulties of the civic bodies.
  • At the moment the precise contours of the unified civic body are yet to emerge especially in terms of the composition of its legislature and the executive.