HC reserves judgement in NDMC funds misuse case

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New Delhi, Sep 8 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today reserved its judgement on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by a lawyer seeking a probe into misuse of funds by non-official members of the New Delhi Municipal Council(NDMC).

After hearing the arguments from the petitioner, Monica Arora, and two Additional Solicitor Generals, Vikas Singh and Prayag Tripathi, who appeared for NDMC, a bench comprising Chief Justice A P Shah and Justice S Murlidhar reserved the order.

The petitioner has alleged that four non-official members of the NDMC are misusing the funds of the civic body and drawing perks to the tune of Rs 1.75 lakh which includes a posh bunglow at Pandara Road, car, driver, salary and other entertainment allowances whereas there is no such provision. All that they are entitled is Rs 3000 per month, that too if they attend the meetings, Ms Arora said.

On the other hand, Mr Singh and Mr Tripathi argued that there is no specified terms as to the entitlements. The NDMC Chairman has unlimited discretionary powers to sanction the budget for the members, they added.

UNI SNG SP KP1856

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