MCD councillors officers living like lords while Covid workers don t get paid HC

  • | Saturday | 16th January, 2021

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Friday said it intends to stop all non-essential, discretionary expenses of the three municipal corporations here, including the perks of councillors and senior officers "living like lords", so that salaries and pensions of COVID-19 front line workers — doctors, nurses and sanitation staff — can be paid. Once they feel the pinch, the things will work out," the bench said. "Non-availability of funds shall not be accepted as an excuse," the bench said to the corporations. "Therefore, your deduction of loan amounts was certainly not called for," it said. Delhi government additional standing counsel Satyakam urged the court to give him time to take instructions on why the deductions were justified.

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