Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, June 6
Quickly after assuming the cost of the Mayor in January, Ravi Kant Sharma held a press convention claiming that the Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) can be transferred to the Municipal Company and the civic physique would begin fetching the RLA income from April 1.
Nonetheless, until now, neither the UT Administration has authorised the proposal nor it was forwarded to the Ministry of Residence Affairs. It was claimed that the MC will get about Rs100 crore per yr income from the RLA.
Nonetheless, the cash-starved MC has not acquired it to date. In the course of the 5 years of the BJP-ruled MC, all Mayors claimed that they’ll get funds for the MC, however failed to take action.
BJP delegations, led by the Mayor, had met the Administration prime brass, however there is no such thing as a progress to date.
As a consequence of a scarcity of funds, a number of civic points reminiscent of upkeep of parks and upkeep of public bathrooms have been hanging hearth. Even for the previous two months, the common MC workers has been getting salaries later than the date anticipated.
Many of the councillors failed to make use of a significant share of their ward growth fund because of the scarcity of funds with the MC.
Chief of Opposition Davinder Singh Babla mentioned: “The Mayor had lied. How can he declare that they’re going to get the RLA income when it has not been authorised by the UT Administration? He mustn’t make such random statements.”
Nonetheless, Mayor Ravi Kant Sharma claimed that they’ll quickly get the matter authorised from the Administration. Following which, he mentioned he would go to the MHA to get the RLA income for the civic physique.
In the meantime, UT Adviser Manoj Parida mentioned: “We’re analyzing the matter.”