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Will ask Centre to release funds to MCDs if you cannot: HC to AAP govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The High Court today warned that it would ask the Centre to release funds directly to the city's civic bodies if the cannot provide additional finances to the municipal corporations.

A bench of Acting and Justice C made the observation after the corporations told the court that they have not paid wages of their cleaning staff and other employees since December last year due to lack of funds.

The corporations, represented by and Mini Pushkarna, also told the court the was yet to release funds according to the recommendations of the Fourth Finance Commission (DFC).

Thereafter, the bench directed the government to place before it a tabulation of the recommendations made by the DFC and the funds transferred to the corporations.

The court directed the to place the recommendations of the Fourth DFC before the who has been asked to consider the same and give a report.

It also asked the corporations to file applications seeking release of funds and said it will issue directions in that regard.

With these directions, the bench listed the PILs seeking proper functioning of the corporations and implementation of the DFC recommendations for further hearing on April 11.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 18:20 IST