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Delhi HC asks Centre, Delhi govt to sit with MCDs and resolve financial issues

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today directed the Delhi government and the Central government to conduct a meeting with the three Municipal Corporations’ representatives to know the financial difficulties being suffered by the MCD departments.

The bench of Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan, while hearing the matter through video conferencing, noted: “A huge outstanding amount is pending from the Union. A high-level meeting is required between NCT of Delhi and the Union of India along with all the stakeholders at the earliest.

The application has been filed by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation alleging that there is an outstanding amount from the Central government. The petition filed by Rahul Birla seeks directions for the payment of salaries and arrears of sanitation workers employed by them.

The bench asked the counsels appearing for the Delhi government to suggest who should be there in the committee.

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Mehra, appearing for the Delhi government, submitted: “For the composition of the committee it would be appropriate to let the Deputy CM and finance minister sit together and decide.

The bench will be hearing the matter again after the meeting on September 8.

– India Legal Bureau

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