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CPM slams govt for delay in releasing funds for GHMC

Published: 12th June 2016 04:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th June 2016 04:38 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The TRS government failed to release even five percent of the allocated budget to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) in the last financial year (2015-16). The Greater Hyderabad Central City Committee of the CPM lashed out the state government for its different attitude towards releasing the allocated budget to the GHMC.

The TRS government has provided a budget of around Rs 378.34 crore in the 2015-16 budget under plan and non-plan grants, but it could hardly release Rs 11.85 crore.

Speaking to reporters here on Saturday, CPM Greater Hyderabad Central City Committee Secretary M Srinivas said that the TRS government has been making tall claims of developing Hyderabad as one of the international cities but they utterly failed in releasing the sanctioned budget to GHMC.

As per the last financial year budget, GHMC was to get Rs 55 crore from professional tax as compensation, property tax on government buildings (Rs 22 crore), Motor Vehicle Tax (Rs 66 lakh), property tax compensation (Rs 3.30 crore), slum free-SCST (Rs 155 crore), slum free-TSP (Rs 95 crore) was earmarked, but not a single rupee was released till date.

Out of the Rs 55 lakh sanctioned under Octroi compensation, GHMC received Rs 14 lakh, for Charminar Pedestrianisation Project Rs 25 lakh was received out of Rs 1 crore, for MMTS project out of the Rs 20.83 crore earmarked Rs 5.21 crore was released and Haritha Telangana, out of Rs 25 crore earmarked, about Rs 6.25 crore was released, Srinivas added.

For winning the GHMC polls last year, TRS government waived property tax on certain categories but failed to compensate to the civic body. In the process GHMC lost a few crore rupees.

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