The office of the chief controller of finance, Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda), in Panchkula has directed the agency’s Gurgaon office to release funds to the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) for civic maintenance. Earlier, on January 31, the MCG send a reminder to Huda over the inordinate delay in the transfer of funds as per the terms to bring Huda sub-sector within the ambit of the MCG for ensuring hitch-free civic operations and maintenance.
The chief controller has sought a report from the local Huda office by February 9. The MCG and Huda had reached an agreement on the transfer of funds in March 2016.
The chief controller said, “The report (over the release of funds) should be forwarded to the headquarter by February 9 and thereafter, all reports should be submitted latest by the 10th of every month.”
Huda’s Gurgaon office has also been asked to calculate a month-wise amount which is to be released to the MCG as per the terms agreed to during the sector transfer.
However, it took ten months for the MCG to take a firm step and write to the Huda headquarters in this regard.
“I have said that the reconciliation process must be completed at the earliest and the funds should accordingly be transferred to the corporation,” MCG commissioner, V Umashankar, said.
As per the terms agreed to during the sector transfer, the Huda extension fee, transfer fee and other recoveries related to plots would be shared, with 75 per cent of the revenue going to the MCG and 25 per cent to Huda.
The MCG, in its letter to Huda, said, “It has been noticed that no exercise for reconciliation of the amounts due to be paid by the Huda to the corporation consequent to the transfer of developed sectors has been undertaken and no amount has been remitted by it till date. As a first step in giving effect to the order of transfer of developed sectors, a standing mechanism for monthly reconciliation of the amount due to corporation from the Huda needs to be constituted.”
Asked to comment on the matter, a senior Huda account official said, “We have almost finished the reconciliation process and will send timely reports to the headquarter for approval before transferring funds to MCG.”