The Delhi High Court will hear on February 15 a plea that it direct the Delhi government and the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) to pay arrears of the Sixth Pay Commission award to the civic employees.
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) on Monday accused the AAP government before the Delhi High Court for not releasing of amounts due to it - as per the Delhi Finance Commission - which has escalated to Rs.627.93 crore in the last four years.
Civic workers here, protesting against the non-payment of their salaries and non-clearance of arrears, announced on Saturday that the stir would continue for an indefinite period until their demands were met.
With truck loads of filth and garbage lying on the roads and colonies, the national capital continues to stink and face serious health hazards as the MCD Sanitation Workers' strike entered its third day on Friday.
North Delhi Mayor Ravinder Gupta on Monday met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seeking release of "Rs 500 crore" of the Municipal Reform Fund (MRF) due to the cash-strapped NDMC from the Delhi government since 2012.
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) on Friday told the Delhi High Court that salaries of sanitation workers have been cleared up to May 31 and over 21,000 tonnes of garbage removed from the eastern side`s roads.
More than 100 trucks have been pressed into service to remove the garbage that had piled up in several parts of East Delhi during the strike by sanitation workers for being removed on an emergency basis.
East Delhi Municipal Corporation has been directed by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal here to pay Rs 2.22 lakh to a 45-year-old woman who sustained grievous injuries after being hit by a rashly driven truck owned by the civic body.
Delhi High Court on Wednesday lambasted the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) for "fooling" over 30,600 disabled, widowed and aged persons by not paying any pension to them since March 31, 2013 and asked it to cancel the scheme if they did not have money.
Senior leaders of the BJP-led civic bodies today condemned statements coming from the Delhi government side conjecturing "taking over" of the cash-strapped EDMC by the AAP administration and alleged the move was "totally undemocratic" and "politically?motivated".
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said that his government has ordered the release of funds for Municipal Corporation of Delhi so that it can pay the salaries of its workers on time.
Delhi government "can take over" the cash-strapped East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) under the DMC Act, if the civic body is financially not viable and failing to fulfil its responsibility, a senior official today claimed.