LG Jung offers loan worth 300 crore to MCD, urges workers to call off strike

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Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday said that he was offering loan worth Rs 300 crore to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi before urging the striking sanitation workers to call off their strike.

According to reports, the LG had made unilateral offer of Rs. 300 crores loan to the North and East Corporations from the DDA.

Jung also appealed to the MCD Employee Unions to call off their strike and resume work ‘in the interest of the city and the people of Delhi.’

The LG also added that he will speak to Delhi government on implementation of 4th Finance Commission Report to find long term solution.

Thousands of MCD sanitation workers have been on strike for last 10 days.

Earlier this week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had promised to release Rs 500 crore to enable the MCD to release the salaries of its staff till the January end,

However, his appeal to end the strike had not yielded the desirable results.

The sanitation workers of the MCD, which is controlled by the BJP, have been on strike complaining non-payments of their salaries. However, Delhi’s AAP government has maintained that it had already released both plan and non-plan grant-in-aid to the civic bodies.

Delhi government accused the MCD of committing what it said was salary scam.

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