Nominated councillor Surinder Bahga said, "The way the civic body is functioning is very unfortunate. If the officers concerned cannot obey the directions of the MC commissioner regarding the furnishing of financial records, then we can very well understand that the common man has no say in the civic body."
However, MC chief accounts officer Desh Raj said, "We failed to furnish the financial records to the audit department on time as we are short of staff. But we submitted the entire record on November 30."
However, the report was already submitted on November 27. Generally, the MC audit department submits the report in mid-September every year. This year it got delayed by two months and still it lacks financial record.