MCD’s stunning confession before HC, all staff paid salaries till December 2015

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In an apparent boost to the Arvind Kejriwal government’s claims over salary row, the municipal corporations on Tuesday told Delhi High Court that they had paid salaries to their employees till December 2015.

This spectacular confession is bound to raise questions to the decision by sanitation workers to go on strike complaining non-payment of salaries.

According to PTI news agency, the corporations also told a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath that they did not have the money to pay salaries for January 2016 and the coming months.

They alleged that Delhi government had not released the entire funds that it is expected to give them each year and asked how it could “abdicate its responsibilities” towards the corporations.

Delhi government, for its part, reiterated it earlier stand that it had released the entire plan and non-plan grant-in-aid.

The AAP government made it clear that it planned to block the municipal reform funds in view of the MCD’s poor performances, year after year.

The government also told the court that Delhi Development Authority (DDA) owed the three MCDs a total of over Rs 1555 crore as property tax.

After hearing the responses from both the Delhi government and the MCD, the court sought responses of DDA and the Centre on the issues raised for further hearing on 10 February.

The court is hearing a PIL claiming that due to non- payment of salaries and arrears since 2003 to the workers of the municipal corporations of Delhi (MCDs), the sanitation staff was not removing the garbage from the streets.

The strike by MCD’s sanitation workers had led to garbage being dumped right in the middle of the streets  to protest against the alleged non-payment of salaries by the Delhi government.

The workers had protested outside the houses of Kejriwal and the Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel.

Deputy CM, Manish Sisodia too had complained that the MCD workers were dumping garbage outside his house.

Later on, AAP volunteers led by the PWD mnistry of Delhi government had taken to streets to clean the garbage dumped by the striking staff.

 

12 COMMENTS

  1. Why isn’t the Centre releasing the DDA’s dues to the MCD? On the one hand, the BJP led govt. opposes granting full statehood to Delhi, on the other, it does not take responsibility for the financial owes of MCD which is suffering because of nonpayment of dues by the DDA, an agency of the Central Govt.

    • MCD should be paid by the service tax paid by the people in Delhi.. You don’t expect people of other parts of the country to pay for the service given to the people living in Delhi..If this is not enough, then the current government should consider raising the taxes on the people to boost its revenue..
      The thing that puzzles me is, how come the salaries of the politicians was increased by 4 folds and here we do not have money to pay for the basic services..

      • Are you a fool or a bhakt? There is rampant corruption in MCDs which is eating the pie of staff and development works. There are adverse comments of CAG & Delhi High Court on MCDs over their corrupt practices. Here it seems there is no need of Extra burden of Taxes on Citizens. But, it need a change in mind set of the politicians leading towards honesty.

        • Yeah Bhakts have only one solution raise tax … which is what BJP is telling them we are raising tax to fix the economy …nonsense .
          “I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” Said Churchill
          All statesmen know that increasing tax means u also drain normal people more ,bringing down their productivity by impacting their Quality of life.

          Instead they should focus on reducing corruption ,but Modi govt likes to take its easy wins and paint a good picture by showing good fiscal numbers.They even manipulated GDP calculation style to make good report card .

          • FOOL OF AN ASS. MCD ADMITTED IN COURT THAT WAGES WERE PAID TILL DEC.’15 EVEN BEFORE JAN’16 SALARY IS DUE A LONG WAY OFF…THESE BJP-MCD SCOUNDRELS-GO ON STRIKE & YOUR COLLABORATING PM MODI IS SHAMELESSLY AND SILENTLY SHOWUING EXCESSSIVE TROLERANCE WHERE ITS FOOLISH…BJP ARE A WORTHLESS BUNCH OF WASTERS, UNABLE TOI DO ANY GOOD AND LIKE DOGS IN THE MANGER OSTRUCTING OTHERS=AAP= DOING GOOD, BECAUSE THEY WILL GET EXPOSED AS USELESS IDIOTS

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