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MCD seeks over Rs 3,500 cr from Delhi Govt

The cash-strapped MCD today demanded about Rs 3,539 crore in grant and Rs 1,000 crore in loan from the Delhi government for paying salaries and arrears to employees and under other heads.



New Delhi: The cash-strapped MCD today
demanded about Rs 3,539 crore in grant and Rs 1,000 crore in
loan from the Delhi government for paying salaries and arrears
to employees and under other heads.

"The Municipal Commissioner has sent a note to Delhi
Finance Secretary in this regard. We have sought time from
Finance Minister A K Walia and will meet him when he gives us
an appointment," Leader of MCD Subhash Arya said.

He said the MCD is demanding Rs 1,254 crore -- the
shortfall in its property tax recovery from last fiscal--
other than Rs 1,080 crore as one-time grant for paying the
arrears of Sixth Pay Commission to its employees.

"We have also sought Rs 600 crore under education head.
We demanded Rs 922 crore under Plan Head of which only Rs 317
crore haS been given. We are now requesting them to grant the
rest Rs 605 crore too," he said.

The BJP leader also said that the MCD will seek Rs 1,000
crore in loan for paying salaries to workers.

The MCD is struggling to pay salaries to its workers and
is yet to release most of the arrears of Sixth Pay Commission.
The municipal contractors are also on a tool-down strike
maintaining that their dues were pending for 18 months.

MCD officials said a lot of money is being used on
projects related to the Commonwealth Games.

For projects that are directly linked to the Games, the
MCD is getting funds from the Delhi and Central governments
but there are a number of projects that are not directly
linked to the sporting event but which the civic body is
executing using its own money, they said.

The civic agency has mainly one source of revenue --
money collected through property tax which the officials claim
had been below target.

PTI

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