CAIT ASK GOVT TO PRIVATISE DDA & MCD
BOTH HAVE FAILED TO DELIVER THINGS IN TIME RESULTING IN CHAOS
SHIMLA----"In view of the dismal performance of DDA & MCD which have failed to ensure structured development of Delhi in last 60 years and even after lapse of three Master Plans since 1962, it is suggested that both DDA & MCD is privatised and be handed over to professional Agencies for carrying out responsibilities in a time bound manner"- suggested Mr. Praveen Khandelwal, Secretary General of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) today.
Mr. Khandelwal said that failure of both DDA as a planner and MCD as an implementing Agency has created a havoc for Delhi traders who are facing brunt of sealing for their no fault or failure. In its suggestion, the CAIT opined that deliberative wing of MCD should remain as it is and the executive wing should be handed over to private Agencies whereas DDA should be privatised completely.
The first Master Plan was released in 1962 and several provisions of the Master Plan were never adhered to, the second Master Plan which was supposed to be released in year 1980 was released 10 years later in 1990 and large number of development plans of this Master Plan could not see the day light and in the same context, the third Master Plan which was scheduled to be released in 2001 was finally released in the year 2007 and like two previous Master Plans, the MCD & other Agencies who were assigned different responsibilities utterly failed to put various plans into action.
The late release of Master Plans amply reflect the irresponsible, lethargic and casual approach of DDA towards development of Delhi and equal approach of MCD officials in its implementation is the root cause of present vulnerable situation in Delhi for which traders are being blamed and penalised. It is noteworthy to mention that Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Govt of India duly admitted the failure of the agencies in an Affidavit filed in the Supreme Court in 2007 stating that in four decades, it could develop only 16% of commercial space in Delhi and rest of the 84% required commercial space was developed by the traders as per requirement of growing population from time to time.
The above facts establishes that both DDA & MCD are incapable in designing and development of plans for Delhi and therefore there is a need to bring in a utmost vision & professionalism in thoughts and actions and as such both these Institutions should be privatised in the larger interest of people of Delhi.
The CAIT will soon submit this proposal to Union Home Minister Shri Raj Nath Singh and Union Urban Development Minister Shri Hardeep Puri and Delhi Lt. Governor Shri Anil Baijal.
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