Municipal Corporation to pass Rs 75 crore budget today, discuss key issues

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Panchkula
  • Updated: Mar 19, 2015 09:06 IST

The city Municipal Corporation (MC) will hold its second meeting of the year on Thursday to pass its Rs 75 crore budget for 2015-16.

The proposed income for 2015-16 is Rs 76.81 crore and the proposed expenditure is Rs 75.80 crore. Also, the opening balance on April 1, 2015 is expected to be Rs 1.25 lakh where as closing balance on March 31 is being pegged at Rs 1.02 crore.

The proposed income for 2014-15 was Rs 75.13 crore and while the proposed expenditure was Rs 74.42 crore.

The house will decide on the offer made by Payal Sodhi of 'People for Animals' where she has agreed to catch and sterlise dogs at Rs 470 per dog. But Sodhi first wants to conduct 'My Friend' programme at community centres to raise awareness about the upkeep of dogs and is demanding the MC to make necessary arrangements, before initiating the sterlisation process.

Three tenders for employing a new contractor to catch stray dogs for conducting sterilisation have failed so far. The last contractor left the work in October last year. No one has come forward to take up the job after that.

A proposal of councillors Salim Khan, Satinder Singh Tony and Vinod Kumar for spending the income generated from stamp duty on property registration in villages will also be discussed. The councilors want the income generated from particular villages to be spent only in their development.

The issue of hiking park maintenance charges given to park development societies will be discussed.

A proposal mooted by mayor Upinder Kaur Walia, Tony and Khan for allocating sanitation workers based on population of ward will also be discussed. It is expected to benefit Pinjore, Kalka and Barwala areas.

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