Meeting with Mayors
The Mayors were accompanied by the chairman of East Delhi standing committee.
Chief Minister told them that the MCDs being in huge losses need to take major steps to get out of the financial mess and that the financial situation was not good as there was a deficit of Rs. 4000 crore in revenue target during the last one year, the period when the city was being run by BJP led Union Government.
The Chief Minister further told the Mayors that although the Delhi Government wants to help them, the financial situation is such that it is unable to do so.
He suggested the Mayors to request the BJP government at the centre for seeking funds for Delhi Government.
He assured them that if the central government grants the funds to it will be transferred to them within hours.
The Chief Minister also said that Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Manish Sisodia will soon meet the Union Minister for Finance Mr. Arun Jaitley to seek funds. The Chief Minister, at the same time, also asked the Mayors to check that the corporations come out of the financial mess from the next year. more