East Delhi Mayor Neema Bhagat and other leaders of the area's BJP-led civic body today staged a protest at the Delhi Secretariat, demanding funds as per the recommendations of Fourth Delhi Finance Commission, to overcome its financial crisis, the EDMC said.
She said due to "apathy and party politics" of the AAP-led Delhi government towards the municipal corporations, the financial position of the EDMC has gone from "bad to worse", affecting the development, maintenance of regular services and social work.
Besides Bhagat, Standing Committee Chairman Pravesh Sharma, Leader of House, Santosh Pal and various BJP councillors, staged the protest and "demanded funds worth Rs 9,125 crore as per the recommendations of 4th Delhi Finance Commission (DFC) and implementation of 5th DFC report", the EDMC said in a statement.
Bhagat said that EDMC requires Rs 1,800 crore annually for payment of salaries, pension and other dues.
"Apart from this, Rs 1,500 crore is pending on EDMC towards its employees," the mayor said, adding, "the EDMC since July 2015 has not released full terminal benefits to its retired employees, due to shortage of funds".
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