The North Delhi Municipal Company on Thursday alleged that the Delhi authorities didn’t launch Rs 1,181 crore to the company regardless of a number of communications and “intentionally pushed the civic physique right into a monetary disaster”.
Addressing a press convention, Jai Prakash, mayor, North Delhi Municipal Company, alleged that recordsdata pertaining to clearance of “Fundamental Tax Task” are pending with the federal government since Could 25. The company was owed Rs 240 crore below BTA “however these recordsdata are usually not being cleared”, he mentioned.
Fundamental Tax Task is a section the place the state authorities collects tax on behalf of municipal firms and pays the share of the civic physique later.
A number of telephone calls and textual content messages to each the Delhi authorities and the Aam Aadmi Celebration weren’t answered. Earlier, a media advisor to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had mentioned, “The courtroom made it clear final month that Delhi authorities has no dues left.”
The mayor mentioned as per suggestions of fifth Delhi finance fee the Delhi authorities has to offer round Rs 3,000 crore to the north civic physique in an 12 months. Within the monetary 12 months 2018-19, the company obtained solely Rs 1,600 crore from the federal government whereas in 2019-20 solely Rs 1,500 crore was given by the federal government, Prakash mentioned.
“It’s a deliberate try to create a monetary downside. This BTA fund of Rs 240 crore is used to pay salaries of sanitation workers and DBC staff. This 12 months as of now the Delhi authorities has launched solely Rs 387 crore to the north company and we’re but to get Rs 1,181 crore from them,” Prakash mentioned.
In accordance with north company officers, apart from getting cash from the federal government, the civic physique generates income of Rs 2200 crore from its personal sources similar to property tax, ads, parking contracts, stamp responsibility tax amongst others. “This 12 months the earnings of the company has gone down drastically attributable to Covid-19 pandemic so we’d like funds from the federal government to sail via the disaster,” the official mentioned.
Cow shelter funds
Senior AAP chief Durgesh Pathak at a press convention on Thursday alleged that the municipal firms had not launched funds for the upkeep of cow shelters for final three years. Pathak mentioned that there have been round 4 cow shelters that are collectively maintained by the federal government and the civic our bodies. The federal government and the company each give Rs 20 per cow per day to the cow shelter yearly.
“The federal government paid it’s share of round Rs 10.5 crore to Rs 11 crore to cow shelters however the civic our bodies haven’t paid their share of cash for the final three years. Their councillors are engaged in fodder corruption,” Pathak alleged.
Responding to the allegations north company mayor Jai Prakash mentioned, “The allegations of corruption are baseless. We’ve had a gathering with the managers of cow shelters and we’re arranging funds for them. It couldn’t be launched as the federal government isn’t paying our dues.”