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Delhi govt starts cleaning up mess, tells MCDs to make books public

The Delhi government on Saturday formed a task force to clean up the garbage left unattended by the corporation workers due to the ongoing strike which entered the fourth day, and asked the municipal corporations to make their accounts public.

delhi Updated: Jan 31, 2016 01:16 IST
HT correspondent
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia with PWD Minister, Satyendra Kumar Jain address a press conference on MCD funds crisis in New Delhi.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia with PWD Minister, Satyendra Kumar Jain address a press conference on MCD funds crisis in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

The Delhi government on Saturday formed a task force to clean up the garbage left unattended by the corporation workers due to the ongoing strike which entered the fourth day, and asked the municipal corporations to make their accounts public.

“MCDs should make their expenditure public. Doctors, teachers and sanitation workers should know where the money meant for their salary has been diverted,” said deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.

Highlighting that both the people of Delhi as well as corporation workers suffered, he alleged a “salary scam” in the corporations.

The task force put together by PWD minister Satyendra Jain began cleaning up the large-scale squalor in the city and expects to finish clearing the mess by Monday.

“The PWD began the cleaning work with 93 machines and requisite personnel. Teams were instructed to continue work till garbage is cleared from all areas, particularly from those where it had been deliberately thrown,” said Jain.

He said the Capital’s residents could not be left to suffer because of the “political conspiracy hatched by the BJP to keep the city dirty”.

“It is shocking the mayors of three corporations are unable to explain how the money provided by Delhi government has been spent by them. Despite having received the entire budgetary allocation (both planned and unplanned) for the current financial year, the three corporations are unable to provide salaries to their employees,” said an AAP leader.

Sisodia claimed that for the first time the Delhi government decided to not ask the corporations to repay the loans in the current financial year. The corporations owe the Delhi government around `6,000 crore.

The government also decided not to seek repayment of any interest on this loan during the current year.