After a long delay of three months, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) finally held this year’s budget session on Wednesday.
Organised at the HSIIDC building at Udyog Vihar, the budget was passed amid objections and suggestions by members of the House.
The House approved an income plan of R1,016 crore and expenditure of R533 crore for 2012-13.
The budget will now be sent to Chandigarh for final approval from the Haryana government which is expected to be completed by May-end.
According to Section 83 of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994, the budget should be tabled in the House in the first week of February.
But the process was delayed by three months by the Gurgaon municipal body.
Of the total 35 councillors, 32 attended the budget session besides all MCG officials, municipal commissioner Sudhir Rajpal, joint commissioners Anju Chaudhary and Veena Hooda, chief engineer BS Singroha, chief accounts officer BS Sangwan and others.
Mayor Vimal Yadav, senior deputy mayor Yashpal Batra and deputy mayor Parminder Kataria demanded immediate allocation of funds for construction of a proper MCG office.
“We appeal to the commissioner to take up the matter so that we can have our own office, as this meeting too is being held on the HSIIDC premises,” said Batra.
The House too supported the appeal and requested the chief engineer to clear the status of land at Silokhra village where the MCG had proposed to construct its office, close to the Signature Tower.
Other civic issues such as water, sewer, roads, streetlights etc were also raised by the councillors.
The House also supported the demand for setting up of Gurgaon Development Authority and asked Rajpal to write to the Haryana government.