Mumbai: Amid allegation of mismanagement of funds, the civic administration on Wednesday had cut the annual corporators’ fund by Rs 100 crores.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) standing committee on Wednesday approved the Rs 39,038 crores estimated budget along with Rs 650 crores allotted for the corporators’. Last year, the civic administration had allotted Rs 750 crores for the corporators’ fund as part of a Rs 33,441 cr estimated budget.
Standing Committee chairman, Yashmant Jadhav on Friday stated that he had asked the civic administration to allot Rs 950 cr for the corporators’ fund.
"Many developmental projects will be affected as the corporators’ fund has been slashed by the civic administration, instead of backing developmental projects, the administration gave in to rumours spread by BJP," Jadhav told FPJ.
Earlier last week, Vinod Mishra - senior corporator and BJP group leader in BMC had written to the Municipal Commissioner alleging mismanagement of funds in Jadhav's constituency. The leader also wrote to the Controller and Auditor General demanding an immediate audit on the funds allocated.
The corporators’ fund is being used for various repair and construction works in their constituencies. Apart from this fund, the public representatives get a separate fund for carrying out developmental works in the area.