Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fresh charges for garbage collection by MCD is a multi-crore scam
From: Media Cell AAP  Sat, 20 Sep '14 3:44p
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The Aam Aadmi Party will oppose the proposed move by the BJP-controlled three Municipal Corporations of Delhi to impose fresh charges on residents for waste collection, since there is no justification in asking the people to pay for failures of these corrupt civic bodies.
The move initiated by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, in which the Delhi BJP chief played a key role till he resigned on Thursday, and is proposed to be followed by East and North Delhi corporations too, is nothing short of a multi-crore scam.
The decision to invite a global tender in which bidders include foreign firms, is a highly suspect move and these three corporations, which have turned Delhi into a heap of garbage, will not be allowed to burden the taxpayers any further.
The national capital presents a sorry picture with lack of public toilets for women in market areas, bad roads, clearly visible filth on roads, miserable sanitation and sewage, and the threat of outbreak of diseases like Dengue looming large in this time of the year once again.
Such a state of affairs is despite the official figures showing that there is no shortage of money and on the contrary, the three BJP-ruled corporations have chosen not to spend the allocated amount to improve the condition.
Nearly 60% of the budget allocated to the Municipal Corporations of East, North and South Delhi Municipal Corporations for carrying out development work, remained unspent in the financial year 2013-14.
In case of South Delhi, the corporation’s budget was Rs 319 crore in 2012 and Rs 456 crore in 2013, for improving sanitation. Can it show how much of this amount was spent ? If it could not spend even half of this amount, then what is the reason behind the proposal to impose charges on residents ?
Similarly, Rs 45 crore was earmarked to combat diseases like Dengue and Malaria, Official records it could not even spend Rs 18 crore to check these diseases. Can the SDMC deny it ?
Situation is no better in East and North Delhi corporations, where the residents have been running from pillar to post to atleast get a clean living environment.
The AAP will expose how the BJP-controlled MCD has been cheating the people and is now planning to impose an unjustified financial burden, which will not be tolerated by the people.

AAP Media Cell

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