NDMC panel chief writes to LG seeking release of civic funds

In the letter, Standing Committee Chairman of NDMC Pravesh Wahi said that due to the ongoing financial crunch, the corporation is not in a position to pay salaries to its staff well in time.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 29, 2016 8:40 pm

A senior official of the BJP-led North Delhi Municipal Corporation has written to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung requesting him to “direct” the city government to release the outstanding funds to the civic body as per the recommendations of the Fourth Delhi Finance Commission.

In the letter, Standing Committee Chairman of NDMC Pravesh Wahi said that due to the ongoing financial crunch, the corporation is not in a position to pay salaries to its staff well in time.

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Wahi requested Jung to “direct the Urban Development Department of Delhi government to release the outstanding fund to the civic body as per the recommendations of the Fourth Delhi Finance Commission”, the NDMC said in a statement on Tuesday. He said the “NDMC has been facing difficulty in making these payments with its existing resources and demanded that an amount of Rs 92,813.86 lakh be released to the corporation by the city government as recommended by the fourth DFC.”

The official said that in addition to salaries, arrears, pension, medical reimbursement etc are to be paid to the serving as well as the retired staff. Wahi said the release of the due funds would ensure smooth functioning of the corporation and speedy development work.