Delhi govt releases Rs 745.98 crore of combined MCD budget estimate

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New Delhi, May 27: Delhi government has till on Thursday released Rs 745.98 crore of the combined budget estimate of the three municipal corporations in the city for the year 2016-17, a senior government official said.

Government has released Rs 404.02 crore to NDMC, Rs 171.13 crore to SDMC and Rs 170.83 crore to EDMC, the official said. The three municipal corporations have a combined budget estimate of Rs 3,292.71 crore for the current financial year.

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The budget estimates including plan and non plan heads, are Rs 1379.73 crore for New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), Rs 1212.74 crore for South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) and Rs 700.44 crore for East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC).

Global share has been released without any recovery of loan or interest during 2015-16 and 2016-17, to the NDMC and EDMC while proposal for SDMC is under process, he said. The first installment of 25 per cent of budget estimate of grant-in-aid has also been released to all the three corporations, he said.

The request for release of first installment of grant-in -aid to EDMC is under process but request for loan has not been received from the civic body, the officer said.

Meanwhile sanitation workers and other municipal corporation employees under the banner of Swatantra Mazdoor Vikas Sanyukt Morcha today staged a demonstration for their demands including payment of salary and arrears payment, at the Delhi Secretariat.

"Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and commissioners of NDMC and EDMC attende the meeting and informed about release of funds to the civic bodies. Kejriwal has also promised for payment of pending Diwali bonus," president of the Morcha Sanjay Gehlot said.

PTI

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