Delhi HC slams MCD, questions cleanliness in city despite ’30K temporary staff’

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Delhi High Court on Wednesday slammed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) questioning its decision to hire 30,000 temporary employees despite so-called fund crunch.

The High Court has also asked the deputy commissioners of all the three municipal bodies of Delhi to be present in the court during the next hearing.

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The court asked, “Despite so many employees, seldom do we see Delhi clean. Neither have you removed rubbish from the streets nor have you cleaned the drains in the city. You tell us how you plan to keep the city clean.”

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The MCD staff had staged huge protests outside the house of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal over non-payment of salaries on Wednesday.

The Delhi government claimed to have released most of the required funds under the proposed revised estimate. A statement from the government said that it planned to release the remaining funds ‘by Monday.’

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