New Delhi, Aug 31: NDMC on Monday decided to move court to seek release of funds from the Delhi government including for payment of pensions to former employees and widows.
"We (all three mayors) tried meeting the chief minister to apprise him of the financial problems faced by the civic body, but it has not been heeded. So, we have no other option but to seek a legal route to resolve the issue," NDMC's Standing Committee Chairman Mohan Bhardwaj said.
North Delhi Mayor Ravinder Gupta said it has also come to his knowledge that a reply has been sought from the Delhi government on a PIL reportedly filed in the High Court.
Through the reports published in newspapers we have come to know that a PIL has been filed in the High Court regarding non-payment of pension to old-age, former employees and widows, Gupta was quoted as saying in a statement by NDMC.
The Mayor, in this matter, has written a letter to Municipal Commissioner Praveen Kumar Gupta that North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) should initate procedure of moving court in this regard.
In the letter, he also said the court be apprised of the "poor" financial situation of the civic body due to "deductions" in the global share, municipal reform funds, education and health funds not released by the Delhi government owing to "party politics". The BJP-ruled NDMC and AAP-led Delhi government have been lately at loggerheads over release of funds.