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Delhi govt to release funds to EDMC, North MCD as per 4th DFC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Tuesday told the High Court that it has decided to release over Rs 600 crore and Rs 400 crore to the East and North MCD, respectively in accordance with the recommendations of the fourth Finance Commission.

A bench of and Justice

V K Rao was informed by the government standing that it will release Rs 632.05 crore and Rs 450 crore to East and North municipal corporations, respectively at the earliest.

The court asked the to file an affidavit of compliance after releasing the funds to the MCDs and listed the matter for January 18.

It said the amount could be used for paying arrears of employees' salaries and pensions.

The bench was hearing a batch of writ petitions on providing adequate funds to all the local bodies, including the municipal corporations, to enable their proper functioning.

On April 16 last year, the court had directed the to release the amounts according to the 4th DFC

(Delhi Finance Commission) within four weeks for the period from November 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, saying it was imperative to ensure salaries are paid and civic facilities not affected.

The court had earlier told the that it was liable to pay the municipal corporations in the city in accordance with the recommendations of the 4th DFC.

It had said if the government had objections to releasing funds as claimed by the municipal bodies under the 4th DFC, the will have to file an affidavit indicating reasons for it.

It had also asked the corporations to inform the about the amount of funds they needed to pay the salaries and pensions of their employees according to the 4th DFC recommendations.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 17:10 IST