Corporators blame senior engineers for not letting them use their funds
The leader of opposition Ravi Raja said that if funds go waste then assistant commissioner will be held responsible
Many corporators are upset as they are not able to make use of their corporator funds and budgetary funds. The corporators are now blaming the state government’s negligence for the same.
They have demanded an extension of six months to spend their funds. They added that if funds go waste, then particular ward’s senior and assistant engineers will be held responsible.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has granted ₹1 crore along with corporator funds to all 227 and five nominated corporators. Other than this, all corporators get budgetary funds. All this sums up to ₹2-5.5 crore funds which corporators use for projects happening in their wards.
In many areas, projects are stalled due to re-tendering. Because of this, the funds remain untouched. So we are demanding that the state government should extend the time frame by six months by allowing us to spend our funds.”
SP leader Raees Sheikh.
All corporators targeted government
The leader of opposition Ravi Raja said that if funds go waste then assistant commissioner will be held responsible. Likewise, Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) group leader Rakhi Jadhav seconded Raja's saying that the state government is deliberately not reacting. Meanwhile, the standing committee president Ramesh Korgaonkar blamed senior and assistant engineers for not letting corporators use their funds.