The move comes a day after a delegation of sanitation workers of the three MCDs met the CM and apprised him of the problems being faced by them.
New Delhi : The Delhi government on Thursday approved an additional fund of Rs 442.78 crore for payment to sanitation workers of the three municipal corporations. A deciasion to this effect was taken at a Cabinet meeting, chaired by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The move comes a day after a delegation of sanitation workers under the aegis of ‘Swachhta Karamchari Union’ met Mr Kejriwal and apprised him of the financial problems being faced by sanitation workers of MCDs.
“Approving the additional funds, the Cabinet said that the funds should be utilised only to make payments to safai karamcharis, including their salaries,” the government said in a statement.
An official said that the funds were released for the betterment of sanitation workers, who were alll along complaining of not getting salaries and pensions from their respective corporations.
Mr Kejriwal expressed surprise the ‘safai karamcharis’ were facing financiall problems though government paid the MCDs much more than in previous years.
In 2013-14, the EDMC got Rs 287.72 crores against Rs 948 crores in 2016-17. Similarly, the NDMC received Rs 808.77 crores in 2013-14 compared to Rs 1,318.26 crores in 2016-17.