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HC pained to see plight of MCD employees not getting salaries, pensions

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08 July 2021 Last Updated at 8:13 Pm | Source: PTI

HC pained to see plight of MCD employees not
getting salaries, pensions
New Delhi, Jul 8 (PTI) The municipal corporations'' job is not only to pay
salaries to employees but also to make the city world class, said the Delhi
High Court on Thursday while expressing pain that people have to approach
court for their salaries.
The high court said it was pained and shocked at the entire state of affairs and
the callousness of the authorities and asked the three corporations—North
Delhi Municipal Corporation (NrDMC), South Delhi Municipal Corporation
(SDMC) and East Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to take steps to
augment their resources and file affidavits in this regard.
A bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh observed that the
corporations are not only to pay salaries to employees but also to make the
city a world class and to manage issues like dengue, chinkungunya and
malaria.
“When people have to come to us asking to get their salaries paid, it pains
us, Just imagine their plight… We are pained at the entire state of affairs and
the callousness of the authorities. When we do something then there will be a
knee jerk reaction by you. It is shocking,” the bench said.
The court also noted that NrDMC has taken steps to augment resources and
that its revenue generation even in the pandemic has gone up and expressed
hope that it will generate substantial funds by auction or tender of properties

The court, which asked the NrDMC to continue its efforts for generating
higher revenue and to file a report on steps taken to augment the resources
with facts and figures, however, said the employees cannot be asked to wait
for salaries and pensions till the funds are generated as survival is at stake.

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The court directed the Delhi government to pay within 10 days Rs 293 crore
to the NrDMC towards second and third quarter of GIA and basic tax
assignment (BTA) so that the corporation is able to bridge a gap and make
upto date payment of salaries and pensions.
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payment of GIA and BTA for the second and third quarter.

The bench noted that while salaries and pensions have been paid to the
REDEEM NOW employees and retired staff by the NrDMC, still a substantial of amount
arrears is left.
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